We're four blocks from the National Mall and across the street from the Judiciary Square Metro (Red Line).
Discover the “criminal possibilities” of architecture and the city.
Browse sleek housewares, gifts, toys, and more. Your purchases support the Museum.
Montgomery C. Meigs, architect of the National Building Museum’s historic home, turns 200 on May 3. Join us as we celebrate the life and legacy of a truly visionary American engineer and architect.
Educators are invited to join Museum staff throughout the year to learn about incorporating sustainable design, design education, and architecture into classroom curricula.
The Museum hosts its 30th Annual Gala, recognizing DAVIS Construction, the CoStar Group, and Casey Trees for their profound contributions to our nation’s building industry and innovative vision for our future.
May 5 CityVision Showcase
May 14 Woodridge Public Library
May 18 Burglar's Guide to the City
Montgomery Meigs turns 200
Dollhouses from V&A premiere 5/21
Experience our spectacular Great Hall, colossal Corinthian columns, and 1,200-foot memorial to Civil War veterans.
401 F Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
4 blocks from the National Mall
10 am–5 pm
Sunday: 11 am–5 pm
The Building Zone
closes at 4 pm.
Free access to the Great Hall,
historic building tours,
Museum Shop, & cafe.
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