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Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)

Completed in 1855, the Castle is our signature building and home to the Smithsonian Visitor Center.

Highlights Volunteers and interactive tools to help you plan your Smithsonian visit; exhibitions revealing the history, scope, and scale of the Smithsonian; tours highlighting the history and architecture of the Castle and beyond; Castle Café; Museum Store; free visitor Wi-Fi

8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily
Closed December 25

Admission is FREE

Visitor Center



1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

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Metro Station
Metro Orange BlueSmithsonian (Mall exit)

There is no parking at the museum. Parking is limited to street parking and commercial lots and garages.
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