National Building Museum

Today's Tours

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM

pension building

Historic Building Tour
11:30 am | 12:30 pm| 1:30 pm

Step back in time to the 1880s learn about the design, construction, and history of our building, formally known as the Pension Bureau.
Free to attend. Meet in the Great Hall.


Making Room By Yassine El Mansouri

Making Room
Exhibition Tour
11:00 am

Explore how changing housing needs have led to alternatives at all levels of the market, from micro-units, tiny houses, and accessory apartments to cohousing, co-living, and beyond. Free to attend. Meet in front of the exhibition.



Evictions August 2013 by Michael Kienitz


Evicted Exhibition Tour

3:00 pm

Learn about the current rise in evictions, reasons for evictions in different markets, and explore the history of rent resistance and eviction struggles. Free to attend. Meet in front of the exhibition.


View of Flat Top with Woman on Stairs

Secret Cities Exhibition Tour

1:00 pm

Examine the design and construction of Oak Ridge, Hanford, and Los Alamos– three “Secret Cities” acquired by the U.S. Army Corp of engineers, and built up for the men and women recruited to work on the Manhattan Project. Free to attend. Meet in front of the exhibition.


*Please note: The National Building Museum is grateful to our volunteer docents for sharing their time and expertise. Occasionally, due to unforseen circumstances or emergencies, a volunteer may have to cancel at the last minute. Please check at the information desk to confirm your tour is still available on the day of your visit.

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