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National Museum of the American Indian

Washington, USA
4.5 / 51
One of the new museums on the National Alley - the opening took place in 2004. Expositions are devoted to the history and culture of Native American peoples. Here are collected clothes, household items and rituals, weapons, jewelry, coins of various Indian tribes. There is a theater on the territory, where the Indians play national instruments, dance and arrange various shows for visitors.
Address:Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington
Phone:+1 202-633-1000
Hours:monday: 10:00–17:30 tuesday: 10:00–17:30 wednesday: 10:00–17:30 thursday: 10:00–17:30 friday: 10:00–17:30 saturday: 10:00–17:30 sunday: 10:00–17:30

What a great museum. The items in the gift shop are fantastic and made by actual tribe members. My mom and I loved the displays and knowledge share.. Read more »
This is a cool stop on the mall and a smallish museum that you can do fairly quickly. The food court here has a some interesting items averaging about.. Read more »
Finally had a chance to visit this museum. We visited level 4 and level 3, as they recommend you start with level 4. Two hours or so, then headed out... Read more »
Staff were friendly. The displays are pretty amazing and interesting. The kids area was really cool as there’re skateboard and canoe balancing games a.. Read more »
Had the great fortune of being present and participating as an observing student, at the opening ceremony of the National Museum Of The American India.. Read more »
Fantastic museum. Location is close in proximity to the Capitol, Supreme Court, etc (if you're in that area). Has a big and memorable atrium. Otherwis.. Read more »
If I had limited time I would give this museum a pass. It’s a stunning building, but the collection seems lacking. It’s mostly full of art by George M.. Read more »
If you want to immerse yourself in a section of history that our textbooks often missed, you have to go here! So much history, anthropology, and an in.. Read more »
Engaging exhibits do a nice job of placing things into cultural and historical context. The exploration of the use of Native imagery in popular cul.. Read more »
Beautiful displays with many videos/recordings providing first hand information. Excellent displays on the Native American vs.government points of vie.. Read more »
Beautiful museum. Nicely laid out. Exhibits were great. Spent a half day here.
If I use incredible one more time in a review I might hurl. The beauty was evident the minute you walked in, a huge 50+ foot prism window displayed ra.. Read more »
This museum is done extremely well. It's beautiful and very informative. It also evokes so much emotion. Allow yourself several hours to visit because.. Read more »
I only had about 30 minutes to explore the museum before it closed but I loved it! I would really like to go back. It's an eye opening experience that.. Read more »
Must see! The exhibits on each floor are packed with information. You could easily spend an entire day here. I especially liked the Our Universes exhi.. Read more »
I want to love this museum but it could be so much more. The exhibits are small for starters. There is a lot of time and space spent on the “treaties”.. Read more »
Great museum. One of my favorites in the area. But one of the guards had a little power trip and got an attitude when attendees weren't sure where to .. Read more »
While I didn't get to every museum in DC, of the 5 (or 6, if the Library of Congress counts) I went to this one was my favorite. Wonderful collection.. Read more »
We thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this museum. Immediately when we walked in we were welcomed by a person at the information counter. He told us all .. Read more »
I didn't get to go inside because I got there too early on Sunday morning, but I wanted to share some photos and comments about the outside of the bui.. Read more »
The American Indian community should be completely upset about this museum. Every exhibit is either about war or a interesting piece with no history a.. Read more »
Beautifully done museum. Highly recommend eating here when you visit, there is a great food court! It is clean, well designed, and well paced. The ext.. Read more »
Amazing exhibits. The artifacts, stories and displays are interesting, and it was great to see indigenous people's stories being told from many differ.. Read more »
The DC area museums are great. Extensive American Indian history and real artifacts back to the 1700's. Modern Indian replicas and art too. 4 floors w.. Read more »
This place is the best place I have ever seen before. It’s free entrance but lots of things to do inside for fun you should pay. Things to do? Take a .. Read more »
Man, I really wish I could have spent more time looking around this museum. We came when there was only 30 minutes til closing, but we used it for all.. Read more »
So well curated. It centers indigenous people and doesn't feel like it has a white-facing audience, which is cool. The ambiance in this museum is so n.. Read more »
This place was a powerful, spiritual experience for me and my family. Truly an EXQUISITE and BEAUTIFUL museum. Everything about it - the architecture .. Read more »
Beautiful architecture befitting of beautiful people and a beautiful landscape. Procession through the building is a bit strange: borrows from a Fran.. Read more »
I can't believe this place has already been open almost 17 years! I am thankful the tribes self-funded this beautiful space, because the gardens, exhi.. Read more »
Hadn't been here in years and I re-visited with my girlfriend and we loved it. Just seeing how many advertisements include native Americans blew my mi.. Read more »
Was here 5 years ago, and it looks like they changed their exhibits - which is always exciting. Highly recommended. A beautiful building with a lot of.. Read more »
Very educational experience. Free museums in our nation's capital? You're a fool to not spend a day walking them. They close at like 4 or 5 anyway, pe.. Read more »
Stunning building, great showcase for a powerful story. "Format" is dated, lacking an updated means to convey the story. Sadly limited amount of In.. Read more »
Grand museum with superb architecture and incredible art installations throughout. A fantastic immersive and educational experience for all ages. A .. Read more »
Must have online tickets ahead of time! - They are bios out through the next 3 weeks. Go online to their website for availability. We would have mapp.. Read more »
It was very fun, I truly recommend going to this, place. With no other Smithsonian open, this museum did not let me down. It truly showed me how much .. Read more »
This is one of the museums in Washington DC where entry is free. It has many interesting installations and the interior of the musem is beautiful.
I love attending museums. Especially well designed museums with large elevators. I am not happy with the security who check your bags and escort you i.. Read more »
My favorite museum in the area. Can't wait to come back! While they were open during COVID, I was impressed with their attention to ventilation and ma.. Read more »
One of those lesser-known museums. This is a must for visiting DC. The museum is not as crowded as the others But it has an atmosphere like none other.. Read more »
This museum is very historical!!! Brings down history to life regarding the Indians! Extremely interesting if you love history!!! Go with your history.. Read more »
I love attending museums. Especially well designed museums with large elevators. I am not happy with the security who check your bags and escort you i.. Read more »
I learned so much about the American Indians. I realized my public education in this country left out very important historical facts about our Native.. Read more »
I love attending museums. Especially well designed museums with large elevators. I am not happy with the security who check your bags and escort you i.. Read more »
You'll need to purchase a free timed entry ticket online. Social distancing strictly observed. Must wear a mask or no entry. Bags get checked and you .. Read more »
Wavy building
Really cool to see one of the most interesting civilizations in the world!
As a Native American woman I truly enjoyed visiting this museum. Many will say the history is not exact and the pieces stolen, however, the location w.. Read more »
A Washington secret, Native American Food on your next Thanksgiving Day. And American Indian arts and crafts for Christmas Gifts in the Museum Shop, B.. Read more »
This is a great museum. All of the exhibits are interesting. I especially liked the Americans exhibit. It displayed many Indian inspired products, .. Read more »
This museum was just amazing. It is actually very scary to think of how diverse the word native Americans are. The rich culture and traditions within .. Read more »