Since the 1885 Inaugural Ball of President Grover Cleveland, the National Building Museum's historic home has been the stage for some of Washington's most elegant and exciting events; and the tradition continues today. Host your seated dinner, reception, concert, meeting, or other event in a grand 19th-century setting equipped with modern conveniences and flexibility.
America's leading cultural institution devoted to the history and impact of the built environment. We do this by telling the stories of architecture, engineering, and design. As one of the most family-friendly, awe-inspiring spots in Washington, D.C., we welcome visitors from around the world to our exhibitions, public programs, and festivals.