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National Inventors Hall of Fame

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 1 week ago
Leland, North Carolina
Free & fun museum

This place is quaint but worth a stop. We were in an out in 45 minutes. The most popular of course... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Visit us and marvel at the ingenuity of mankind! The portraits in our Portrait Gallery spontaneously come to life, engaging in humorous banter about the history and importance of America's intellectual property protection system. Our short film...more
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600 Dulany St, Alexandria, VA 22314-5790
Eisenhower East
+1 571-272-0095
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

1  Thank ransom007
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!

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.

Thank 738billq
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

Thank Lori S
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

Thank solomonknibb
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

Thank Devon B
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

As you walk in, there is a small museum in which you can see many inventions and exhibits from all walks of life. It is preferable to have a docent explain the lay out and some of the exhibits. The best part was the program...More

Thank 135sue
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Not really a museum. Just a few rooms inside the US Patent and Trademark Office. Not many exhibits, but the few were interesting. Hopefully someday they will expand the amount of exhibit space. Would not make a special visit here unless you are already in...More

Thank BelAirDad
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had a couple of extra hours and were glad we spent it in this creative, fun museum. There are a number of interactive exhibits which provide information regarding those inventions/inventors who have been inducted into the Hall Of Fame. Although these satisfied some curiosities...More

1  Thank 523SM523
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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.