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

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Smithsonian Castle, Washington DC

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.

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.


Hours

Sun

8:30

17:30

Mon

8:30

17:30

Tue

8:30

17:30

Wed

8:30

17:30

Thu

8:30

17:30

Fri

8:30

17:30

Sat

8:30

17:30

About Smithsonian Castle

 1000 Jefferson Drive Southwest, Washington, DC, United States

 +1 202 633-100

 si.edu

Smithsonian Castle and Nearby Sights on Map

National Museum of Natural History

The real show stoppers here are the gargantuan, complete dinosaur fossils, and you won't have to search to find them! Further into the museum you'll find displays of world cultures, meteorites, mineral samples, and the evolution of life from beginnings to today

National Museum of African Art

A much smaller museum of art than the massive NGA and Hirshhorn museums, but it is excellently exhibited, and extremely family-friendly, with daily events and programs for kids

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Asia is a rather large place, and a tour through these Asian Art museums is a bit like a travel from Japan to Turkey

Arts & Industries Building

This beautiful building was the first major museum on the mall, built as the National Museum in 1881 to house the Smithsonian's earliest collections

National Mall

Stretching over 2 miles in the east-west direction on the banks of the Potomac River, the National Mall is the most visited national park in the USA

Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

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National Museum of American History

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museum of American History showcases the social, political, cultural, and scientific heritage as well as economic and military history of the United States

National Archives

The National Archives preserves documents of national and historical importance such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, an original version of the 1297 Magna Carta, Articles of Confederation, the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, the Emancipation Proclamation, declassified top secret documents related to the Cold War, and collections of photography and other historically and culturally significant American artifacts

Old Post Office Tower

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Ford's Theater

Ford's Theatre in Washington DC is a National Historic Site that is preserved as the site of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth on 14-April 1865