Welcome to the National US Customs Museum Foundation!

We are here to bring the history of the US Customs Service to life through educational experiences in museums and historic buildings across the country. Look for a new exhibit popping up near you!

Mission Statement:

The National US Customs Museum Foundation advances knowledge and understanding of the history of the US Customs Service by exhibiting and promoting historical documents, artifacts, and other items that tell the story of our nation’s first federal law enforcement agency.

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  • USRC Harriet Lane was then captured by Confederate troops at the Battle of Galveston in January 1862, a fateful event in the history of the Civil War.
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