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National Building Museum


NBM-Exterior_View-from-Police-Memorial-760x425The National Building Museum is America’s leading cultural institution devoted to interpreting the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. As one of the most family-friendly, awe-inspiring spots in Washington, D.C., we welcome visitors from around the world to our exhibitions, programs, and festivals. Located just four blocks from the National Mall, the Museum occupies a magnificent building with a soaring Great Hall, colossal 75-foot-tall Corinthian columns, and a 1,200-foot terra cotta frieze.

Upcoming Programs

March 2018

Book Talk and Signing: “The Watergate: Inside America’s Most Infamous Address”

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States

Book Talk and Signing: The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address National Building Museum Date: Monday, March 26, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM LEARN MORE $12 National Building Museum Members | $10 Student | $20 Non-member Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

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The Pilot District Project, 1968-1971

March 31 - October 1
National Building Museum, 401 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20001 United States
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In 1968, the eyes of a troubled nation were focused on Washington, D.C. After the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the ensuing widespread neighborhood destruction that followed in the district and nationwide, what would come next? Would D.C.’s political and community leaders rise to the occasion? A new exhibition organized in partnership with the National Building Museum as part of a city-wide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination and other historical events in 1968, the…

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