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U.S. Patent and Trademark Museum

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Address: 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 571-272-0095

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Very nice facilities . I enjoyed the interactive demo. The staff was very informative and helpful  with information on the exhibit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Very nice facilities . I enjoyed the interactive demo. The staff was very informative and helpful  with information on the exhibit.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Less interesting than you might expect, case after case of vaguely worded letters of patent along with inventor's models that you can't see how they work. Yipee!

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It's a small museum, but has interesting displays re: things that were patented. Interesting gift gadgets and t-shirts. It is near the King Street Metro and the National Masonic Memorial. I'm a PTO employee, so perhaps I'm biased!

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Mukilteo, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Just attended the annual induction of the 2014 class of inventors into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. We were very impressed with the representation of inductees over the years. The museum was reopened on May 22nd after a complete remodel. If you are interested in inventions and the brilliance of inventors, you must visit this small museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

This is a really fun little museum in the US Patent and Trademark Office. The highlight is a portrait gallery where the historical photos on the wall "come alive" and have an amusing dialog about the role of protecting intelllectual property in America from the founding fathers thru Thomas Edison to current inventors. Their exhibit theme changes on occasion but... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The US Patent and Trademark building is beautiful. This is a very unique and interesting museum that pretty much affects everyone and the neat gadgets they own.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

While we were in Washington, D.C for Thanksgiving we decided to visit the U.S Patent and Trademark Office. This museum is in the Patent and Trademark building, which is pretty cool. The museum is a little small but still full of information. There is interactive stuff to play with as well as videos to watch. When you are done, there... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The building housing the museum is awesome and worth taking a look while there. HOWEVER the museum itself is the size of a gift shop...which has a gift shop in it. Minimum tiny exhibits and presentations. No exhibits jumped out at me that shouted "Wow or Cool." I was disappointed in the experience. Would NOT go again. Parking can be... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

My husband and I visited this "museum" last week. It only has one theme per year in a small space -- with a gift shop, of course. If you are in the area and have less than 1 hour to kill, then maybe this is worth a visit. We were able to walk there from our hotel, so at least... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

Small and off the beaten path, the US Patent and Trademark museum is close to the metro at King Street. It is a great diversion off the normal tourist path and offers rotating exhibits. Add in a stop in Old Town with plenty of eating establishments and other activities.

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Address: 600 Dulany St., Alexandria, VA
Phone Number: 571-272-0095
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Eisenhower East

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