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Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
Smithsonian Mace Barrel vault ceiling in the Castle
Buffalo outside the Castle Smithson crypt)

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

Home to the Smithsonian Information Center as well as the Institution’s administrative headquarters.

Highlights Scale model of the federal city, brochures in several languages, Castle Café, and free visitor Wi-Fi

Location 1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC
Metro Station Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit)
Information 202-633-1000 (voice/tape)
Dining »
Admission is FREE

8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
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) »
 Accesibility map