Smithsonian Institution Building, (The Castle) Washington DC, USA.
Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
The Smithsonian Institution Building, commonly called the Smithsonian Castle is located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Construction of the building was started in 1847 and completed in 1855.
The Smithsonian Institution Building at present is used as the Smithsonian’s
administrative and information centre.
The information centre has maps and interactive displays.
There is a crypt in the building that holds the tomb of James Smithson (1764 to
the British scientist that donated the money that started the Smithsonian Institution's collections.
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