Museum Closings

The NIHF Museum will be closed from Noon to 5pm on December 6th ,7th , 15th, 16th, and 20th for private events.

Plan Your Visit

Admission is FREE!

National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

How To Get to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

By Metro:

  • Take the yellow or blue line to the King Street station in Alexandria
  • Follow the pedestrian tunnel under Duke Street
  • The USPTO Headquarters will be in front of you
  • The Madison East and Madison West Buildings are located on Dulany Street, about 2.5 blocks from the Duke Street pedestrian tunnel; you can identify them by the central glass atrium that joins the East and West buildings

By DASH Bus:

  • Alexandria’s local bus system, routes A.T.6 and A.T.7

Driving from Washington D.C.:

  • Take the 14th Street Bridge to George Washington Parkway going south toward Alexandria
  • Turn right onto Duke Street
  • Turn left at the traffic light onto Holland Lane
  • Make the third right onto Emerson Avenue
  • Proceed one block on Emerson to the parking garage

Driving from the Beltway, points east/north (Inner Loop):

  • Take the Telegraph Road North exit
  • At the end of the ramp, turn right onto Pershing Road
  • Turn right at the light onto Stovall
  • Turn left at the light onto Eisenhower Avenue
  • Proceed approximately 1 mile to the Eisenhower Circle
  • Proceed counter-clockwise around Eisenhower Circle and veer off onto Holland Lane
  • Take first left onto Emerson Avenue
  • Proceed one block to the parking garage

Driving from the Beltway points west/south (Outer Loop):

  • At the Eisenhower connector interchange, take Eisenhower Avenue East (right turn)
  • Go approximately 3 miles to the Eisenhower Circle
  • Proceed counter-clockwise around Eisenhower Circle and veer off onto Holland Lane
  • Take first left onto Emerson Avenue
  • Proceed one block to the parking garage

Where to Park

Parking is available in the East Garage at 551 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria
Hourly and daily parking is available to visitors from 5:00am to 10:30pm, Monday through Friday, except Federal Holidays

Hours and Contact Information

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

Contact:
Phone: 571.272.0095
Email: museum@invent.org

School Group / Educational Visits

Please call or email to learn how you can arrange a unique learning experience for your students and/or group at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum.

Host Your Event

Looking for a one-of-a-kind venue to host your special event? Email us at museum@invent.org to learn more!