Wednesday, January 27, 2010

National Building Museum

The National Building Museum is a museum in downtown Washington D.C. It is located on F Street and you would get off at the Judiciary Square Metro Stop.

I act like I know all about the Metro system in D.C...........well I do!!!

This is the former Pension Bureau building that dates back to 1887. It is recognized as a marvel of architectural engineering. The Great Hall is impressive with its Corinthian columns and four-story atrium. At its highest point, the Great Hall is actually 15-stories high. Agencies are allowed to rent the Great Hall for evening events. The museum has been the site of sixteen Presidential Inaugural balls and is the host location for the opening ceremony of the National Cherry Blossom Festival each spring.

This museum had an exhibit about all the history of Washington and all the people that lived here at one time. It was very....very interesting. I always carry around a little notebook with me and jot down things that I want to look up online when I get home. The gift shop was awesome and I think we bought 4 or 5 books, calendars and some magnets for my frig....

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