Due to weather conditions, the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian in New York are closed today, January 27.

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Assistive Listening The Warner Brothers Theater is equipped with an assistive listening system and Rear Window Captioning. Contact a staff/volunteer for a receiver with neckloop/headset attachmentor a reflector screen.
The information desks at both entrances are equipped with an induction loop. Look for the sign on the desk to use the loop. If you do not have a device with a t-coil switch, a Visitor Service Volunteer can provide you with a receiver with a headset attachment.

National Museum of American History

Kenneth E. Behring Center


Devoted to the scientific, cultural, social, technological, and political development of the United States.

Highlights Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired the national anthem; Washington’s uniform; Jefferson’s lap desk; Dorothy’s ruby slippers; family programs

Mobile Experience Experience the American Stories exhibition using the free Apple or Android mobile app Access American Stories. The app is a bilingual (Spanish/English) “crowdsourced” audio experience and companion to the American Stories exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Designed to increase accessibility for visitors with low vision, the app offers everyone new ways of seeing 100 of America’s most evocative historical objects through the eyes of both visitors and museum staff. Details »
1400 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC

Metro Station
Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle


202.633.1000 (voice/tape)


Elevators There are 4 sets of elevators that access the public floors of the museum. 2 sets in the West Wing and 2 sets in the East Wing. Public Programs and Tours To request an interpreted or tactile tour please contact the museum at 202-633-3717 (voice) or e-mail.
Admission is FREE

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. dailyClosed December 25 Parking
There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall; on-street parking is limited and posted times are enforced.
Parking map (PDF) »

Entrances Both the Constitution Ave., and the Madison Ave., (Mall entrance) Bathrooms All bathrooms are accessible. Family/Companion Care bathrooms are located on each floor.