The National Archives at New York City
Please note: Due to the current weather conditions, the National Archives at New York City will be closed on Tuesday, January 27.
The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands dating from 1685 to the present. We also hold select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provide access to a variety of online historical resources.
Visit us at our new location on the 3rd floor of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green, New York City. Here you will find:
- A Welcome Center to introduce visitors to the National Archives and the depth and diversity of Federal records. The Center features a small exhibition gallery called "New York on the Record," with a changing selection of original documents from the National Archives as well as the most recent Calendar of Events.
A Research Center for scholars, genealogists, and the general public to conduct their own research using original records and microfilm holdings. Researchers will have free access to resources including online subscription services such as Ancestry, Fold3, Heritage Quest, and ProQuest.
A Learning Center to welcome educators, school groups, and families and to encourage them to explore National Archives records through workshops, field trips, online access, "Archival Adventures," and more.
One Bowling Green, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Toll-free: 1-866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620
View the Staff Directory
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
We will be open the First Saturday of each month from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (for computer and microfilm research only).
2015 Saturdays Open
- February 7, 2015
- March 7, 2015
- April 4, 2015
- May 2, 2015
- June 6, 2015
- July 11, 2015 (2nd Saturday due to Independence Day)
- August 1, 2015
- September 12, 2015 (2nd Saturday due to Labor Day)
- October 3, 2015
- November 7, 2015
- December 5, 2015
Researchers wishing to use textual records must schedule an appointment prior to visiting.
Visitors must show a Photo ID when entering the building.
Admission is free.
4 & 5 trains to Bowling Green
1 train to Rector Street
R train to Whitehall Street
J & Z trains to Broad Street
2 & 3 trains to Wall Street
M5, M15, and M20.
See the NY Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for maps and service updates for subways and buses.
Drop-Off & Parking
Buses may drop off groups at State Street or Whitehall Street. There is no parking at the museum. There are several parking garages located nearby. See current parking options.
Saturday Service Advisory
- Saturday researchers should check weekend advisories for the subway and bus lines servicing our area.