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Department of the Interior Museum

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Address: 1849 C St Northwest, Washington DC, DC 20240
Phone Number: 202 208 4743
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Mural Tour a pleasant surprise!

After looking for info on how to get to the Indian Craft Store inside the DoI, I noticed that there was a tour of the murals mostly painted in the late 30's/40's throughout the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Silver Spring, Maryland

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

After looking for info on how to get to the Indian Craft Store inside the DoI, I noticed that there was a tour of the murals mostly painted in the late 30's/40's throughout the building. The tour was led by the museum intern who did a great job, considering it was only her fifth time doing the tour. I won't... More 

1 Thank AS_girlwonder
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The efforts that artist Doug Leen and Brian N., have taken to recreate many of the original posters generating interest in our National Parks is FANTASTIC. They've created wonderful recreations of the posters. Nice work Doug and Brian - and a great showing by the Dept. Of Interior.

1 Thank LSUTraveller
Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Given on Tues and Thursday at 2 pm from the C st lobby, spend an hour touring the 2 block, 7 story edifice and learning about the history of the department and this building, by viewing the many WPA and other murals commissioned in the 30's by Sec'y Ickes. Also, check out the Posterity exhibit - silk screened posters of... More 

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Springfield, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

A few National Park posters and a discussion of silk-screening does not a museum make. Although the lunch in the cafeteria was OK, I wish there had been some indication that there was an Ansel Adams display somewhere; we didn't see it, only heard about it later.

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Mancos, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have visited the museum before and was looking forward to it again so I stopped in on a short afternoon visit. Asked at the entrance if we could get through the the security check point to visit the museum and were told not a problem simply fill out the guest register and go through the magnetometer. Quite the ordeal... More 

Thank Ranger145
Herndon, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Right now the museum is under construction, but there's still a really fun little exhibit on the finding, renovation, and reissuing of a lot of the WPA/CCC-era "See America!" posters for the National Parks. They found a few of the old posters, did some repair work on them, and are now issuing whole new sets of the posters for the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Free tours, concentrating on the many murals in the building. The most attractive company cafeteria ever. But be prepared for some walking. This building occupies a whole, large block. Across from the DAR. One mural, staring defiantly at the DAR hall, depicts the concert by a black opera singer at the Lincoln memorial, to where it was moved when the... More 

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