Fourth Street &
Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, DC 20560
The National Museum of The American Indian, which opened in September 2004, is the first national museum in the country dedicated exclusively to Native Americans. The five-story, 250,000-square-foot, curvilinear building is set in a 4.25-acre site and is surrounded by simulated wetlands. The museum is devoted to the collection, preservation, and presentation of the culture of the indigenous populations of the Western Hemisphere. It's collection, includes 4 million cataloged items, made up of ceramics, masks, dolls, carvings, textiles, featherwork, beadwork, and jewelry.
Open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily; closed December 25. Admission: Free