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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

Location 1400 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC Metro Station Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit) or Federal Triangle Information 202-633-1000 (voice/tape)
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Admission is FREE

10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
See Extended Hours Calendar »
Closed 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) »
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