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Arts and Industries Building, DC

Smithsonian Institution

Overview

The building's exhibition halls are currently closed in preparation for renovation.

The Arts and Industries Building has a special role among Smithsonian buildings, as the original home of the National Museum. Designed in a High Victorian style by the Washington architectural firm of Cluss and Schulze, it opened in 1881 in time for the inaugural ball of President James A. Garfield.

Recreational Activities:

  • INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS
  • VISITOR CENTER

Address:

900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington,DC,20013
Phone: 202-357-3006
Email: info@si.edu

Directions:

The galleries are located on the National Mall, the grassy area between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, steps from the Smithsonian Metro stop.

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