National Building Museum

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June 13th, 2009

National Building Museum, Washington, DC


     The US Department of the Interior is located at: 401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20250.  

     The National Building Museum is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. The Museum is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day. On rare occasions, the Museum may close for a special event. Admission is free. A donation of $5 per person is suggested. Parking:

     F and 5th Street meters: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Friday, 2 hour parking.
G Street meters: 7:00 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Friday, 2 hour parking.

     Parking on the 4th Street lot is NOT permitted as it is a "permit only" lot.  Anyone parking in the lot without a parking permit will be subject to ticketing and towing. Nearby parking lots/garages are located at the Verizon Center (entrances are on 6th Street and at the corner of 7th and H Streets), at the corner of 7th and F Street (across from the Verizon Center), and at the PMI Garage and 4th and G Streets. Or you can do what we like to do.  Park in a garage for an entire day (it's costly up to 25.00 usually) but you take the metro everywhere.... that costs too.  But it will save you LOTS of time as traffic and finding a parking space is extremely difficult.    

You are not allowed to take photos inside; only in the main hall.  There is a gift shop (voted best gift shop in DC) and a cafe in which to eat/drink.  You are not allowed food or dink into the exhibit areas.  There are bathrooms and water fountains.

     Although we did not go inside yet, we hear this is an awesome museum and that it's large.  you will need good walking shoes and a lot of time to see it all.


     Left to Right: 1) National Building Museum 2) Border Marker sculpture outside the Building Museum (see Boundary Markers National Building Museum for story)



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