Contact Information

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Please note: All comments to the National Museum of American History are read and we do our best to respond. However, due to the volume of comments we receive we cannot respond to all inquiries.

The information below will help you to direct your inquiry to the most appropriate contact. Before sending your request, please see if the information can be found on one of the following pages:

General Inquiries
For general questions or comments about the museum and its offerings that don't fit into one of the specific categories below, our Visitor Services staff will direct your inquiry.

Lost and Found

Media Relations and Press Events
Current press releases, fact sheets, and more.

School Group Field Trips
Enjoy our daily programs, exhibitions and self-guides. Reservations are NOT required. (Note: when calling the number below, please allow three business days for a reply.)

Classroom Resources
Find free standards-based online PK-12 resources from the museum.

Image Rights and Reproductions
Request permission to use museum content or order high quality images.

Object Loans
Information for qualified non-profit, educational institutions about our loan policies and procedures.

Special Events
Information on renting space at the museum for your event.

Financial Support
Private philanthropy is critical to the National Museum of American History’s mission.

Learn about the wide variety of opportunities to contribute to the work of the museum as an intern.

Become a volunteer and work with the public in our information desk, ambassador or docent programs, or behind the scenes in the museum.

Museum Website
For questions about the National Museum of American History's online resources or to report a problem.

General Smithsonian Information
The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo. For information relating to other parts of the Smithsonian outside of our museum, try the following.