The Smithsonian Institution Building also known as “The Castle” is home to the Smithsonian Information Center as well as the Institution’s Administrative Building. The Permanent collection, “Smithsonian Institution: America’s Treasure Chest”. The permanent collection includes Smithson’s Crypt. The final resting place of the Smithsonian’s benefactor James Smithson.
The Smithsonian Institution Building is open from 8:30am from 5:30pm. Admission is free. The Castle is accessible by the Smithsonian metro station on the blue and orange line. Please visit metro’s website for additional information.
Washington DC Bed and Breakfast accommodations. We are centrally located, 10 minutes walk to DuPont Circle metro/subway, 1 mile north west of White House.