The Indian Craft Shop

At Department of the Interior since 1938, this is an outlet for American Indian artists to market their crafts. Basketry, weavings, carvings, kachinas and beadwork plus an outdoor sculpture garden are available. Visitors provide photo ID to enter the building. Tu-F 10 am-4:30 pm and the third Sa of each month 10 am-4 pm.

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It’s off the beaten path, but visiting The Indian Craft Shop is well worth the extra steps beyond the National Mall and memorials! You will be delighted to find an oasis of American Indian jewelry, pottery, weavings, dolls, sandpaintings, fetish carvings, basketry, sculpture and more in this nationally-recognized shop.

Established in 1938, and located inside the Department of the Interior, the Shop has a long history of representing contemporary American Indian artists from across the United States. Diversity in regions, styles of work and levels of craftsmanship creates a showcase that is appealing to all levels of knowledge, collecting and appreciation – it’s a wonderful environment for an enriching learning experience, to see the latest in American Indian artworks, and to find a treasure to take home or give as a gift. There is an outdoor Sculpture Garden in addition to the two rooms showcasing the arts. Sign up for E-news announcements on events at

Open M – F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Closed federal holidays. Please bring photo identification to enter the building.


1849 C St. NW
Washington, DC 20240
United States

Map of The Indian Craft Shop