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Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Make your next event an historic occasion at the nation's only National Museum of American History! You and your guests may explore America's heritage at a very special event, before or after hours. Corporations, associations, organizations, and individuals have an opportunity unavailable anywhere else: to host a meeting, reception or dinner adjacent to highly acclaimed exhibitions which tell the extraordinary story of the American people.


Flag Hall

  • Reception capacity 500+

  • Seated dinner 350

  • Surrounded by third floor balcony for sweeping views

  • Entrance to Star Spangled Banner Gallery

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SC Johnson Conference Center

  • Available for daytime rentals

  • seats up to 40 guests

  • Projector, screen, white boards

  • 1st floor West Wing

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Rooftop Terrace

  • Views stretching from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial

  • Daytime event for 250 guests

  • Evening events for up to 350 guests


The Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza

  • Located in museum's innovation wing

  • Cocktail capacity 500

  • Seated dinner 250

  • Built in stage

  • Demonstration Kitchen

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The Wallace H. Coulter Unity Square

  • Showcases civil rights artifact

  • Wall of windows

  • Access to outdoor mall terrace

  • cocktail- 300 seated- 200

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Presidential Reception Suite

  • Museum's most formal and intimate space

  • Reception capacity- 80

  • Lunch capacity- 70

  • Used as holding space for many celebrities and past Presidents.


Warner Bros. Theater

  • Seats - 264

  • Large variety of event programming

  • Comfortable seating

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