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DC (P) Visit the National Building Museum and Lunch

Join us for a tour of this important museum followed by lunch.

The National Building Museum’s permanent collection illuminates the building process and documents changing architectural styles and construction techniques. The current collections contain approximately 100,000 photographic images and negatives, 130,000 architectural prints and drawings, 100 linear feet of documents, and over 20,000 objects, including material samples, building fragments, and architectural toys. The Museum also offers special exhibitions.

Admission is $10 per person, $7 for seniors.


The museum is easily accessed from the Judiciary Square Red line Metro station. 

We will follow the visit with lunch at Oyamel, an upscale Mexican restaurant just a 7 minute walk away at 401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004. You can check out the menu at


About the Museum 

The National Building Museum educates, entertains, and engages people about the built environment and challenges them to advocate for a sustainable and equitable future. Since it was created in 1980 through an act of Congress, the National Building Museum has transformed the public’s understanding of the impact of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, construction, planning, and design. Through exhibitions, educational programs, and special events, we welcome visitors of all ages to experience stories about the built world and its power to shape our lives, our communities, and our future. The Museum resides in the historic Pension Building, which contains one of the most awe-inspiring spaces in the nation’s capital: a soaring, expansive Great Hall featuring eight colossal Corinthian columns. On the exterior, a 1,200-foot-long terra cotta frieze wraps the building.


Thursday, May 02, 2024, 10:30 AM until 2:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
National Building Museum
401 F Street NW
Washington , DC  20001
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Dianne Mccutcheon
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee