Find Inspiration at the National Monument to Innovation
Plan Your Visit to the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum Near Washington, D.C.
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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
*If you wish to schedule a school group visit on an alternative Saturday, please contact us to make arrangements.
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.
Read our NIHF Museum visitor policy here.
Email: [email protected]
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.