National Archives at New York City

National Archives at New York City

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Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House


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 on the 3rd floor of the historic Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House at One Bowling Green in lower Manhattan.


One Bowling Green, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10004

Toll-free: 1-866-840-1752 or 212-401-1620
Fax: 212-401-1638


Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Researchers wishing to use textual records must schedule an appointment prior to visiting.

Please note that our building, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, is a multi-tenant Federal building in a high security area. The building is open to the public starting at 10AM every day. All visitors are required to go through security screening including a metal detector and possible bag check upon entry. Visitors must show a Photo ID when entering the building.  Please contact us prior to your visit if you have any questions about the security procedures.  

Admission is free.



NYC Archives MapSubway

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.