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  • Timing: 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.

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
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  • Paul Bakery and Cafe

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  • It's a nice place to recharge yourself especially on a hot day. There's a little cafe that also serves wine and specialty coffee, with really wonderful staff. The Smithsonian Castle is a great resource about the Smithsonian museums.

  • Never disappointing. You can walk through this place ten times and read/see something new every time. Q'rius exhibit awesome for kids where they can interact with the artifacts. Always crowded but doesn't prevent a good time.

  • The Castle is administrative but is an architectural landmark in DC and always worth a visit. The Haupt garden out the back is the perfect place to take your lunch.

  • Pretty nice and somewhat interesting but we were told it was necessary for us to start here but really it is just a place to get directions to or maps of the museum.

  • This is a pretty building with a lovely garden behind it, that is on the south side of the building, however it is mostly administrative and there's not a whole lot to see inside.

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