Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
The Building Zone closes at 4 pm
Free: National Building Museum Members; join today.
$7: Youth (ages 3-17), Student with ID, Senior (ages 60+), AARP Member with ID
Visit the Museum Shop during public hours—all purchases support educational programs and exhibitions.
During the Government Shutdown the National Building Museum remains open. Federal employees can receive free admission to the Museum by showing their federal badges at the Museum’s admissions desk.
The Museum hosts Firehook Café, featuring coffee and beverages, sandwiches, salads, and snacks. Available Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm; Saturday, 10 am–4:30 pm; Sunday, 11 am–4:30 pm.
401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Metro: The Museum is located across the street from Judiciary Square station on Metro’s Red Line. Alternatively, take the Yellow, Green, or Red Lines to Gallery Place/Chinatown station and walk two blocks to the Museum.
On November 19, 2018, Metro will begin replacing the escalators at the F Street entrance of Judiciary Sq Station near the National Building Museum. This will require closing the escalator entrance, however the two elevators at this entrance will remain open. The project will last approximately six months.
Metrobus: Three Metrobus routes have stops located near the Museum: D6, 80, and X2.
Capital Bikeshare: The closest bike stations to the Museum are located at 5th and F Streets, NW; 7th and F Streets, NW; 4th and D Streets, NW.
Driving and Parking
Parking is challenging near the Museum and we recommend using public transportation whenever possible. For those who plan to drive: we have partnered with SpotHero to help visitors find and purchase guaranteed parking at many convenient locations in the area.
To reserve your parking spot, visit the National Building Museum SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.
Once purchased, parking for the National Building Museum is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up, often at exclusive discounts. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever.
Additionally, metered parking is located on 5th, F, and G Streets (please check meter carefully for hours of operation).