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; family programs
1400 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC
Smithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle
Admission is FREE
10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
See Extended Hours Calendar » Closed December 25
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) »