• Phone: +1-2026331000
  • Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
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    08:30 am - 05:30 pm
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    Address: 1000 Jefferson Drive S.W., Washington DC, DC Show on map

About Smithsonian Castle, Washington D. C.

Address: 1000 Jefferson Drive S.W., Washington DC, DC Show on map
  • Sightseeing

Added 42263 times in trip plans

  • Phone: +1-2026331000
  • Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
    Details
    April
    Open

    Everyday

    08:30 am - 05:30 pm

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.

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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 Get To 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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  • Could you not close all museums at 5:30 pm? I think 8:30 pm is reasonable. Most families with kids can only visit one museum on one day because our little kids are walking slowly. I drove three hours to here and just got enough time to visit one museum on first day. That is not my original plan. I thought we could visit two museums per day. The traffic was really bad on Memorial weekend. Please don't put another big motorcycle parade on the street again - it is a stupid idea. It blocks all major roads and makes traffic even more worse.

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  • If you lower your expectations of what this Castle actually is, you'll like it. It's just the visitor's center for the National Mall - not an actual museum. The gardens behind it are definitely worth a visit.

  • On the outside is a really cool looking castle, in the inside, it's a visitor center with a small museum section and a nice gift shop. Architecture inside is nice.

  • Find the Hidden Gems, See the Gardens. Great Photo Spots! The stunning Smithsonian Institution Building is known as "The Castle" and is at the heart of the many museums that make up the Smithsonian. The Visitor Information Center staff will help you find everything from the Hope Diamond, art, natural history, and science interests. This beautiful building on the National Mall has a gift shop, exhibits information, a cafeteria, and even a crypt on display. The Castle is just next door to the National Air And Space Museum, but it is the beautiful gardens just outside that are perfect for photos. There is no parking so consider the Circulator Bus, Subway, or Uber. The Metro Subway has a stop right here, the Smithsonian Station. American history come alive at the Smithsonian.

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  • The history of Smithson and how the whole Smithsonian museums got started is facinating.

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