Smithsonian Castle, Washington D. C.

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  • Address: 1000 Jefferson Drive S.W., Washington DC, DC, Washington D. C., United States
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-2026331000
  • Tags: Garden, Castle, Family And Kids, Architecture
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About Smithsonian Castle, Washington D. C.

The Smithsonian Castle is a beautiful building made of red stone that is sure to be a delightful experience on your trip to Washington. This castle is used as a working headquarters but also serves as a lovely tourist attraction. The building looks like it is straight out of a fairy-tale and has a lovely charm to it. It is worth visiting just to see the old architecture if nothing else.

The green gardens that surround it can be visited on a pleasant afternoon. The interiors of the building are fascinating as well. Be sure to explore the various decorations that make the place so fascinating to the tourists who visit it.

Smithsonian Castle Information

  • A set number of guided tours of the Smithsonian Castle are offered, contingent upon the accessibility of one of the display centre’s numerous volunteer docents.

How To reach Smithsonian Castle by Public Transport

  • Jefferson Drive SW

Restaurants Near Smithsonian Castle

  • Smithsonian Metro
  • Fogo de Chao
  • Paul Bakery and Cafe

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  • The one-stop place for information about all things Smithsonian. The stunning Medieval architecture completely masks the fact that it is just an administrative building for the Smithsonian Institution. Hence, there are no exhibits here. However, there is a very cool small scale model of the city of Washington DC, the entire city's blueprint shown in models.

  • On the Mall , worth a look at the building , information centre staff were very helpful , with limited time we were off to the other Museums. Amazing Place!

  • It's a gorgeous building with a couple rooms of cool exhibits, but it won't take more than an hour to get through because most of it is currently being used as offices. I definitely recommend stopping by on your way to another larger Smithsonian museum.

  • It's one of the older places to visit in Washington but it's still worth a walk through. Beautiful architecture and history.

  • I recommend starting your Smithsonian tour here as you can get a glimpse of all that they have to offer.

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