Commonly known as "America's attic," the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research ... More
Smithsonian Institution Building
Commonly known as "America's attic," the Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum complex and research organization. Organize your tours of the Smithsonian buildings in Washington by starting at the Institute's easy-to-locate red sandstone Gothic castle. Ongoing video presentations, touch screens, maps and helpful staff members will help visitors create a plan to navigate the many varied museums. The building is also commonly referred to as the "Castle."
Designed after Italian Renaissance palaces, the brick and terracotta building is palatial and contains a massive 15 story interior with
eight Corinthian columns that are 75 feet (23 meters) high. National Building Museum's space has been the site of ...
The foreign policy of the United States is developed in the rooms of the Department of State building. Of particular
interest are the Diplomatic Reception Rooms on the top floor, which are used to entertain heads of state and ...
Visitors are welcome in the polished halls of these vast office buildings, but it may be easier to see your
representatives on the House or Senate floor in the U.S. Capitol . The House buildings face Independence Avenue, while ...