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The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment

The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. As one of the most family-friendly, awe-inspiring spots in Washington DC, we welcome visitors from around the world to our exhibitions, public programs, and festivals. Located just four blocks from the National Mall, the Museum occupies a magnificent building with a soaring Great Hall, colossal 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, and a 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze.

Tickets available online: http://go.nbm.org/tickets

The Washington Post called us one of Washington DC’s “Best Bets” for parents and children. In the past year, tens of thousands of visitors attended the Museum’s free annual family festivals, including Discover Engineering Family Day and the Big Build. Our annual Summer Block Party includes a massive indoor installation for all ages.

The Museum Shop spreads the message that good design matters by offering well-crafted and sustainable housewares, office items, jewelry, educational toys, books and more. It was honored as the “Best Museum Store” in the country by Niche magazine, "Best All-Around Museum Shop" in the region by The Washington Post, a “Top Shop” by the Washingtonian, and named best museum shop in DC by National Geographic Traveler's blog, Intelligent Travel.

  • ADA Compliant
  • Guided tours available
  • Motor Coach/Bus Parking
  • Private Tour
  • Educational Programming
  • ADA compliant
  • Non-Profit Organization
Largest Meeting Room Details

Capacity, Banquet-style: 1500, Capacity, Classroom-style: 30, Capacity, Theatre-style: 2000

Meeting Space Details

Inside Reception Capacity: 2000

Distance to Metro

1 Blocks

Distance to Conv Center

4 Blocks

Pool

None

Nearby Landmarks

National Mall, Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Capitol, Union Station, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Group Maximum

150

Attraction Rates

Under $12

Length of Tour

Less than 1 hour

Min to Airport

25

Discount

Affiliation Discounts, Membership Discounts, Military Discounts, Show Your Badge

Metro Station

Judiciary Square

Parking

N/A

Valet

N/A

Metro Line

Red

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

CONTACT

401 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
United States

(202) 272-2448

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