Smithsonian Castle 2.5 rating

  Museums

The Smithsonian Castle is a distinctive red sandstone building that is home to the home to the Smithsonian Visitor Center which presents an overview of the Smithsonian system as well as occasional exhibitions. Completed in 1855, the faux Norman style once served as a home and office for the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Joseph Henry. Today, it houses administrative offices of the museum system along with the information center.

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8:30
17:30
Mon
8:30
17:30
Tue
8:30
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Wed
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Thu
8:30
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Fri
8:30
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Sat
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About Smithsonian Castle

 1000 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, DC, United States

 Nearest Transit: Smithsonian (Blue Line, Orange Line & Silver Line)

 +1 202 633-100

 http://si.edu

Smithsonian Castle and Nearby Attractions on Map

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