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United States Custom House

1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY
+1 212-514-3700
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A picturesque Beaux Arts building where visitors can gaze upon beautiful Reginald Marsh murals in an oval rotunda.
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1 Bowling Grn, New York City, NY
Financial District
+1 212-514-3700
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The interior of the custom house is beautiful - with preserved architecture and incredible painted ceiling. The displays of Native American objects are well laid out by geographic region. There are some immaculate examples of ceremonial clothing. The descriptions of the objects were enough to...More

Thank gmtlf
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We passed by this place on our way to Chinatown. We didn't spend much time here because its hot. We just took some photos and appreciated the architecture. Nice work.

1  Thank HuwanaB
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Come here for the terrific Native American Museum and also enjoy this impressive historic building from another era. At the foot of Manhattan next to a pretty park.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 30 December 2016

While in NYC for Christmas, we decided to take in a tour of the U.S. Customs House. It was a one-hour long tour on the architecture of the building. The symbolism and craftsmanship in the interior design was truly amazing. It is well worth your...More

Thank psmith4203
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The United States Custom House, also known as the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, is a little known treasure near Battery Park in Manhattan. This building has been (mostly) restored to glorious condition, and should not be overlooked! Anyone who appreciates architecture and American history will...More

Thank JaynDC
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This old government building on the lower tip of Manhattan was once the customs house for the city and remnants of that prior life are in evidence. Be sure to check out the rotunda with its unusual occulus ceiling. Don't leave without touring the Native...More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This beautiful building designed by Case Gilbert (who also designed the Woolworth Building, the United States Supreme Court Building, and a number of state capital buildings), with majestic (if somewhat Western-centric apropos the period) statues in front by Daniel Chester French (Lincoln Memorial) is a...More

1  Thank jamullen01
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked through this building while visiting the Native American Museum last weekend. It is an incredible place, built in an era of grand buildings with carvings and marble hallways and pillars that reach to vaulted ceilings. This place is worth a visit even if...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 11 September 2016

I don't understand the poor reviews of the collection. The permanent collection display in the large room across the back was redone a few years ago - were they from before that? The previous display also had good stuff but it was oddly mounted. Not...More

Thank emjayay
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

I believe everyone who visits New York should go see the beautiful historical objects housed in this place. The Custom House contains a rich history of the first settlers in America, displaying their traditional outfits, weapons and various things about their lifestyle. The architectural design...More

Thank LiciaMerry
Financial District
At the southernmost tip of Manhattan, the Financial
District is where New York City began as a center of
commerce. Today, the historic streets and beautiful
setting are complemented by museums, countless
skyscrapers, and the heart of the Financial District,
home to Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange.
Catch the Staten Island Ferry for an unbeatable view
of the skyline and Statue of Liberty, or sail to Ellis
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Response from LWL3333 | Reviewed this property |
Right, 6 subway to Bowling Green.