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Department of the Interior Museum

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1849 C St NW, Washington DC, DC 20240-0001
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Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

You need to book the mural tour ahead of time - but it was worth it. You see various murals around the building and Ansel Adam's photos as part of the hour tour. You also learn more about the Department of the Interior.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Diane K
Reviewed July 10, 2018

What a wonderful staff, even the guards are helpful and friendly. The Museum is only two rooms, small but well done. You must visit both gift shops. The Native American Crafts shop is just stunning and the little DOI store in the lower level has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LMK-CO
Reviewed July 9, 2018

We visited the Department of the Interior (DOI) Museum recently. It’s inside of the DOI headquarters building (built in the mid-1930s). All visitors must provide ID, sign in, and go through security screening. The museum is small. Reading all signs and watching a short video,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank utfiero
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Do want to escape the crowds for a few hours in D.C.? Take the free Interior Musuem tour offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays in a magnificent 2,200 room Federal Building. Learn about this agency which includes the National Park Service and many other Bureaus. The...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank linda s
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Good to see if you are in the area. Someone else pointed out the fabulous Ansel Adams photos on display of National Park areas and they are amazing to see. The actual museum area is not large but interesting. Be sure to watch the short...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

It was interesting to see all the work that is done to keep our national parks beautiful for generations to come. Everyone was friendly, courteous and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 536kathys
Reviewed June 13, 2017

The museum is located in the building of the Department of the Interior at the corner of 18 street and C street NW. Visitors must sign to get visitor pass. and then go through the security machine. Once you sign in, you are free to...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Prawet J
Reviewed April 14, 2017

Andeluna Adams photographs of the history of the Park Service, life size paintings of African American contributions to science, art, and education. Native American art and the glorious 47 piece collection of murals commissioned during Roosevelt's New Deal. And it's free. Twice a week guided...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed November 11, 2016

When we visited Washington DC during the 1st week of August, the Dept. of the Interior Museum was closed due to some emergency repairs fir an unknown specified period of time; therefore, we did not have a chance to visit it. It is well known...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank karenpammy2016
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The DOI museum is an oddity. You have to enter an active Federal building to get to it, with all the wonderful screening required. The guard at the north entrance wasn't even sure they had a museum or where it might be, but we did...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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