Arts and Industries Building

Near Washington, District of Columbia

Arts and Industries Building does not offer reservations through Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!


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.

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