Find Inspiration at the National Monument to Innovation

Plan Your Visit to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum Near Washington, D.C.

Start Your Innovative Journey Here

Experience the past, present and future of American ingenuity as you are introduced to more than 600 world-changing Inductees and immersed in stories of passion, perseverance and progress.


Admission to the museum is always FREE the perfect way to add a fun, kid-friendly learning experience to your trip to the Washington, D.C., area.


Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The first Saturday of every month, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sundays and federal holidays, CLOSED


Find convenient parking in the East Garage at 551 John Carlyle St. in Alexandria.

Hourly and daily parking is available from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on federal holidays. Parking costs $3 per hour, with a daily maximum of $10. Parking validation may also be available up to a maximum of $8 - please check with building security for more information.

Visitor Policy

Read our NIHF Museum visitor policy here.

Contact Us

Phone: 571-272-0095

Email: [email protected]

Museum Address

600 Dulany St, Alexandria, VA 22314

The museum is located at the United States Patent and Trademark Office Campus, Madison Building.

Visit With Your School or Group

The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum is an engaging destination that sparks curiosity in the next generation of creators, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Please call or email us, and we’ll help you to arrange a unique learning experience for your students or group.

The following sponsors help make our museum exhibits possible: