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Smithsonian Institute Museum

Located around the National Mall in Washington DC is the collection of Smithsonian Museums known around the world. The collection has 15 Washington DC museums (listed below), 8 research centers and over 100 affiliates around the world.

Getting to the Smithsonian is easy. Simply take our courtesy shuttle from the Hampton Inn Alexandria Old Town Area to the Metrorail Huntington Station and all of the Smithsonian Institute Museums are within reach. Click here for a complete transit subway map. The Huntington Station is at the Alexandria end of the yellow line.

Visit the Smithsonian Institute’s website linked at the bottom of this page for more information about their museums, research centers, and world-wide global affiliates. The Washington DC museums are listed below:

  • African Art Museum
  • Air and Space Museum and Udvar-Hazy Center
  • American Art Museum and its Renwick Gallery
  • American History Museum 
  • American Indian Museum 
  • Anacostia Museum 
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum 
  • Freer and Sackler Galleries  
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden 
  • National Zoo 
  • Natural History Museum 
  • Portrait Gallery
  • Postal Museum 
  • Smithsonian Institution Building, the Castle (visitor information)

The Hampton Inn Old Town Alexandria Area is the perfect choice for accommodations when you are visiting the Washington DC area. Whether you are in town for a short while on business, have some extra leisure time, or bringing the family in for the weekend, our central location in across the Potomac in Alexandria just minutes from the Reagan National airport is perfect for getting to all the sights and sounds of the Capital Beltway District.

Our hotel offers 213 Make It Hampton® guest rooms. All of them are outfitted with complimentary high-speed Internet and all guests are invited to join us daily in the mornings for our On the House™ hot complimentary breakfast. Book your room on-line today and relax knowing that you’ll get the Best Rate Guaranteed as well as the opportunity to earn points and miles in the Hilton HHonors® frequent stay program from this website.


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Tuesday September 2, 2014