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"Smithsonian Castle" Smithsonian Castle Tip by Tom_Fields

Smithsonian Castle, Washington D.C.: 54 reviews and 95 photos

   
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  • Smithsonian Castle - Washington D.C.
  • The main hall inside the Castle - Washington D.C.
      The main hall inside the Castle
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  • Statue of James Smithson - Washington D.C.
      Statue of James Smithson
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This ornate, red-brick "castle" was built in 1855 by James Renwick. It houses the Visitors Center, a small cafe, and exhibits on James Smithson. He was a wealthy Englishman who left a vast endowment to create this magnificent collection of museums.

Address: 1000 Jefferson Drive S.W.
Directions: Metro Stop: Smithsonian Station.(Mall Exit)
Phone: (202) 357-2700
Website: http://www.si.edu/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2006
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