National Museum of the American Indian

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December 26, 2005

National Museum of the American Indian Washington DC


This even was ticket-less. Inside, is an array of items used by Native America peoples including those as North as Alaska and Canada to those from South America like the Mayans, and many in between from the Sioux to Apache Indians.  You will find gold, guns, swords, foodstuff, clothing, pottery, jewelry and other artifacts.  There is a theatre in the museum.  There are two gift shops; one is very large and both are relatively expensive, restrooms and a small cafe (very small).  There sometimes is entertainment on the main level, where local or national known groups come to sing, dance or share the stories of Native peoples. There are a lot of steps to climb and it's advisable for elderly people to ask about using elevators. Warning:  Parking is at a premium.  Metered areas surround the building (free on weekends and Holidays); there is no parking lot or underground area for it specifically; you'll need to park on side streets or parking garages and metro in.  So plan on walking...  Admission: Free to all; the museum is federally funded. Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; closed December 25. Location: National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall Fourth Street & Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20560 Phone: 202-633-1000


 Left left to right: The Entrance to the museum, the ceiling from inside, a sampling of guns, a boat, gold, Mayan Calendar, Swords. and Arrowheads ( this is just a random sampling of object just to give an idea of what you might see there). You might see, pottery, Woven goods, clothing, shells, and other objects.  I have more photos, in hi-res; if you'd like to see them, please email:


Above: Outside view of the building

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