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National Building Museum

National Building Museum
Formerly known as the Pension Building, built between 1882 and 1887, this immense Italian Renaissance-style structure since 1985 has displayed over 200 exhibits showcasing the construction, architecture, and engineering heritage of the U.S. and Washington, D.C. A favorite is the "Building Zone," where children (age 2 to 6 years) can do hands-on construction projects.

Marvel at the Great Hall, which to this day has been a favorite Presidential Inaugural Ball site since 1885 beginning with President Grover Cleveland; the 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze; and the colossal 75-foot tall columns, made of over 70,000 bricks each and are considered to be the tallest Corinthian columns in the world.
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401 F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
+1 202-272-2448
Sun 11am - 5pm
Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm
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