Our Museum is a National Monument to Innovation

Honor the past

Get to know more than 550 Inductees and inventions.

Celebrate the present

Meet a new class of visionary Inductees every year.

Imagine the future

Spark curiosity among the next generation of inventors.

Visit the

National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF)

just outside Washington, D.C.

Located at the United States Patent and Trademark Office Headquarters, Madison Building

600 Dulany St., Alexandria, Virginia 22314

Please note: The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum and Museum Shop are closed until further notice.

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays and federal holidays, CLOSED


Kid-Friendly Exhibits

Our interactive exhibits offer a fun learning experience for the whole family.

Free Admission

Museum admission is always FREE to every visitor, every day.

Inspiring Stories

Discover the passion and perseverance behind our NIHF Inductees’ famous inventions.

Preview the museum

Travel to the NIHF Museum virtually through Google Arts & Culture!

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The following sponsors help make our museum exhibits possible: