National Museum Of The American IndianCurrently Closed
- Address: National Mall, 4th St. and Independence Ave. SW, Washington D.C. 20560, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-2026336644
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in the National Mall area in Washington D.C. showcases the history of Native American protests from old Pre-Columbian human advancements through the 21st century. There are many interesting exhibits and eye-opening material that will certainly be awe-inspiring.
The galley is home to a wide variety of artefacts relating to the Native American life. Learning how they were slowly driven out of their own country is a very shocking but interesting experience. The Mitsitam Native Foods Cafe which is a part of the premises serves the traditional Native American food and eating at this gallery is a genuine treat.
- There are two souvenir shops: The Chesapeake Museum Store, on the first level, offering gems, materials, and different works by Native artisans and the Roanoke Museum Store, on the second level, offer a more noteworthy accumulation of gifts, adornments, kids' books and toys.
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Very tranquil & informative museum. I thought it was so fitting to see Native Americans working thru out the museum to answer any question about a display or artifact. The trail of tears exhibit can be sad to see the destruction of tribes. But the presence and strength of remaining tribes are encouraging to all as they tell stories of life, faith and family. The gift (3, I think) shops have something for everybody in all price range. The Dining area has burgers and fries but many cultural dishes. Chicken tenders with fries cost $9.25, 8oz chocolate milk was $2.75, Pork Tamales are large with 2 in an order cost $10.50.. portions are a nice size. Delicious!!!!!!!
From an architectural design perspective rather than content: A very beautiful museum that's clearly thoroughly and thoughtfully designed. I was impressed by the variety of opportunities for experiences that were provided, and I would suggest this as an excellent example of what a museum can be. There are a lot of museums to see here, but I would prioritize this one.
At first it looked like a bunch of random pieces from lots of tribes. However, taking the time to go through the gallery and read the plaques and listen to the film's, a simple central theme presented itself. I did not visit all the museums, but I was incredibly moved by the weight of history like no other museum I have been to. * Take the time to see this museum as it presents itself, it is unique and remarkable.
Out of all the fantastic job on the rest of the museums all over DC... I have to say that this one fails to capture the ancestral connection to this land that has been so violently taken and the cascade effects....... This one skims past history, and instead highlighted the representation of Native Americans in Hollywood and displayed old artifacts... We can see and feel the horrors in the Holocaust museum, and leave indelibly changed. This museum fails to capture the continued changes affecting the Native Americans.... Maybe it's our collective national blind spot?
45 minute tour was wonderful. Very informative guide! He presented issues/exhibits from both "sides," even though he could've presented just the Native American side of the issue.