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The turreted red sandstone "castle" on the Mall has become the symbol of the Smithsonian Institution, the nation's preeminent museum and research complex. The building functions as a visitor information center providing orientation to the Smithsonian's many museums and to other Washington sights.

Useful information

Address : 

1000 Jefferson Dr.

Nearby tourist attractions

National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
Originally located in a row of Capitol
2:00
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery
An unmistakable architectural statement
2:00
Smithsonian Quadrangle
Smithsonian Quadrangle
Topped by a street-level garden, this
0:30
Enid A. Haupt Garden
Enid A. Haupt Garden
This 4-acre garden, named after its New
0:30
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Freer and Sackler Galleries
The Sackler Gallery is dedicated to the
2:00
National Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Natural History
The National Museum of Natural History,
2:00
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Smithsonian Quadrangle
Smithsonian Quadrangle
Topped by a street-level garden, this
0:30
The Mall
The Mall
The Mall serves as the cultural heart of
1:00
National Archives
National Archives
This Classical Revival "temple" just off
0:15
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Other ideas « Art and Culture »

National Museum of African Art
National Museum of African Art
Originally located in a row of Capitol
2:00
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery
An unmistakable architectural statement
2:00
Smithsonian Quadrangle
Smithsonian Quadrangle
Topped by a street-level garden, this
0:30
See all