The National Building Museum’s exhibitions are temporarily closed until March 2020.
The Museum Shop remains open daily, Mon–Sat 10 am–5 pm | Sun 11 am–5 pm

General admission

Museum exhibitions will temporarily close from December 2, 2019 to March 2020.

The Museum Shop remains open during the closure

Museum Shop December Hours

Open daily (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day)

Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm
Sunday, 11 am–5 pm

Firehook Café December Hours

Open daily (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day)

Monday–Saturday, 10 am–3 pm
Sunday, 11 am–3 pm

Address

401 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

Directions

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.

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).

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