National Building Museum

401 F St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 Get Directions


Since 1985, this museum has been a center for the ongoing discussion of architecture, construction, and urban planning. The 28,000-square foot space seats 1,600 or holds 2,000 for receptions. Most events are held in the Italian Renaissance-style great hall, which features a central fountain and some of the tallest Corinthian columns in the world. The Pension Commissioner’s Suite, adjacent to the great hall, can hold receptions for 200.


Space Max. Reception Capacity Max. Seated Capacity Sq. feet
National Building Museum: Entire Space 2,000 1,600 28,000 square feet
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