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National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Inventor patent museum

You have to pay to park outside. Its in 600 building number. It has a huge Christmas tree inside... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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Lots of interactive exhibits

My husband and I enjoyed this free museum. There were some things that brought back old memories... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Leland, North Carolina
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The National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, located at the United States Patent and Trademark Office Headquarters, is the National Monument to Innovation® that allows you to step into a world of inspiration, challenge and discovery. Inside the...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
600 Dulany St, Alexandria, VA 22314-5790
Eisenhower East
+1 571-272-0095
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good reason to take Alexandria’s free tram to the end of the line. A great little museum that celebrates the people who created what makes America great. It’s coverage of brands as well as inventions makes it particularly interesting.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the National Inventor's Hall of Fame in Alexandria, Va. This is a very well done interactive museum located in the building that houses one of the five U.S. Patent and Trademark Offices in Alexandria, VA. . The museum is administered...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You have to pay to park outside. Its in 600 building number. It has a huge Christmas tree inside. It was interesting to see patents and inventors. We played the guessing game. It was fun to learn and walk around. its about an hour spent....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank archlav
Reviewed 15 September 2018

My husband and I enjoyed this free museum. There were some things that brought back old memories. There were things there for all ages. My husband enjoyed sitting in the Mustang he had a lifetime ago lol. There are educational exhibits geared fir kids. I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LoisNCNY
Reviewed 13 July 2018

It is located on the second floor in the west wing of the James Madison Building. The building has paid parking garages on the east side and the west side. The facility had a staff of one when I was there. She was extremely helpful...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

This place is quaint but worth a stop. We were in an out in 45 minutes. The most popular of course is the mustang cutaways. Alexandria has no free parking we could find, so plan ahead to pay the meter!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SimplyEmily865
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Ever wonder about stuff that has invented? This place has got to be on your visitors list. Plan on a couple of hours to really see it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Read about this museum in a magazine and decided to check it out. It's free. Small museum inside the us patent office dedicated to inventors and their inventions. Really interesting

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank B9681QXloris
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Small. Free. Tech stuff reported on. Much of it contemporary esoteric digital theoretical tech and bio tech. An interesting cabinet display of the evolution of Kodak hand held cameras. This could be part of a visit to the area if you were doing something else...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This was my favorite stop in Alexandria. It’s free and focuses on the evolution of technology, brands, products and inventions. I wish I had a little more time to explore, but I got there 10 minutes before closing (3pm on Saturdays). The clerk was really...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Devon B
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Emily C
19 September 2018|
Response from 135sue | Reviewed this property |
i don’t know but you can look on the website
Emily C
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Response from Gary S | Reviewed this property |
There is parking in downtown Alexandria, Va. It is metered. But I would take the metro...very convenient.