Visiting the Smithsonian

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Visiting the Smithsonian

Most of the 19 Smithsonian museums are open between 10 and 5:30 more than 360 days a year, and all are free (there may be charges for some special exhibits). To get oriented, start with a visit to the Smithsonian building—aka the "Castle," for its towers-and-turrets architecture—which has information on all the museums.

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