The mission of the Smithsonian Institution is to increase and diffuse knowledge: to that end it is home to millions of artifacts, natural wonders, and collections of art. But its LARGEST collection is its buildings (that house the rest of the collection). Twelve of these buildings are located right on the National Mall. Did you ever take time to think about those buildings as artifacts themselves? From the oldest building (Smithsonian Castle) to the newest (National Museum of African American History and Culture) all of these buildings hold unique architectural significance. The Smithsonian has been around for 175 years, and in that time a lot has changed! On this adventure, we are going to travel along the National Mall (and deviate just a bit) to take a look at many of these buildings. Find out more about each building's particular style, the architects that designed them, and many more fun facts about the magnificent architecture of the Smithsonian Institution. Sixteen buildings in ten stops. Here we go!
Created by SmithsonianCastle
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