National Inventors
Hall of Fame Museum

The National Monument to Innovation®.

About Us

The National Inventors Hall of Fame will be closed on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from noon through 3pm for a private event. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum is a landmark to innovation that allows you to step into a world of inspiration, challenge, and discovery. Explore the stories and inventions of more than 530 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees through interactive kiosks and exhibits.


Plan Your Visit

Admission is FREE!


National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
600 Dulany Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Located in the USPTO Madison Building


Monday through Friday: 10am to 5pm
Saturday: 11am to 3pm
Sundays and Federal Holidays: CLOSED

Phone: 571.272.0095


Gallery of Icons

Explore this inspirational and visual representation of how invention has progressed in our country, from the late 1700s when the patent system was first started, to today. Discover how society has gone through different eras, and in recent decades, how technology has evolved at an even faster pace.


Intellectual Property PowerTM

Intellectual Property PowerTM puts you behind the lens, in the driver’s seat, through the eyes of authenticity and blazing down the information superhighway.


2018 Inductees

Get to know the latest class of Hall of Fame Inductees and their remarkable innovations in our special 2018 Hall of Fame exhibit.


Interactive Kiosks

Test your patent and trademark knowledge on our interactive kiosks! Match characters, colors and sounds to their respective brands, and find out what your inventor superpower is.

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Visionary Veterans

Visionary Veterans vividly tells the incredible stories of Hall of Fame Inductees who served during World War I, each with an inspired tale of undeterred spirit in the face of adversity.