Maps and Directions

The National Mall Map

The Smithsonian Castle is centrally located on the National Mall at 1000 Jefferson Dr., SW, with thirteen Smithsonian museums nearby.

D.C. Metro Area Map

The National Zoo and Anacostia Community Museum are in Washington, D.C. The Air and Space Museum's Udvar-Hazy Center is in Chantilly, Va.

New York City Map

The American Indian Museum Heye Center and the Cooper Hewitt are in New York.

Locations and Maps

Smithsonian Castle

1000 Jefferson Dr., SW
Metro Stop: Smithsonian, Mall exit
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African Art Museum

950 Independence Ave., SW
Metro Stop: Smithsonian, Mall exit
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Air and Space Museum

7th & Independence Ave., SW
Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza, Maryland Ave. exit
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American Art Museum Portrait Gallery

8th and F Sts., NW
Metro Stop: Gallery Place-Chinatown,
9th St. exit
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American History Museum

14th St. & Constitution Ave., NW
Metro Stop: Federal Triangle or Smithsonian, Mall exit
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American Indian Museum

4th St. & Jefferson Dr.,SW
Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza,
Maryland Ave. exit
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Freer Gallery

Jefferson Dr. and 12th St., SW
Metro Stop: Smithsonian, Mall exit
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Sackler Gallery

1050 Independence Ave., SW
Metro Stop: Smithsonian, Mall exit
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Ave. and 7th St., SW
Metro Stop: L'Enfant Plaza, Maryland Ave. exit
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Natural History Museum

10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW
Metro Stop: Smithsonian, Mall exit
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Postal Museum

Massachusetts Ave. and 1st St., NE
Metro Stop: Union Station
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Renwick Gallery

(Currently closed for renovation.)
17th St. at Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Metro Stop: Farragut West, 17th St. exit
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Ripley Center International Gallery

1100 Jefferson Dr., SW
Metro Stop: Smithsonian, Mall exit
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National Zoo

3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C., approximately 30 minutes by car or public transportation from the National Mall. Public parking is available for a fee.
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Anacostia Community Museum

1901 Fort Place, SE, Washington, D.C. Free public parking is available.
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Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly, Virginia, near the intersection of Rts. 50 and 28. Public parking is available for a fee.
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American Indian Museum New York

One Bowling Green, near Battery Park in lower Manhattan. It is adjacent to the Bowling Green station of the East Side IRT and close to the Whitehall Street station of the BMT and the South Ferry station of the West Side IRT.
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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Located on Museum Mile, at the corner of 91st Street and Fifth Avenue.
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Getting Here

The use of public transportation, including taxis, in Washington is recommended. Washington's Metrorail subway system and Metrobus link the city with nearby communities in Maryland and Virginia. Metrorail is conveniently located near many Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo.

Getting Around

Thirteen museums are located on or near the National Mall. The printable Mall Museum Map can be your guide along with floor plans for navigating the museums.