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Smithsonian, Other Capital City Attractions Remain Closed

June 29, 2006

Smithsonian, Other Capital City Attractions Remain Closed
June 29, 2006 – Washington, D.C., as well as many parts of the U.S. Northeast, remain disrupted by severe weather and flooding. As of June 29, the following Smithsonian Institution facilities remain closed to the public due to the flooding and power outages:

National Museum of American History
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Castle, which houses the Smithsonian Information Center

NTA has learned that if tour operators have arranged for group meals or IMAX theater bookings at either American History or Natural History, they should contact Smithsonian Business Ventures’ Group Sales office to discuss alternatives. You can reach them at 202.275.2110, 866.868.7774 or

If you have other questions, please telephone Smithsonian Information at 202.633.1000 or call Katherine Neill Ridgley, Director of Visitor Information and NTA rep. for the Smithsonian, at 202.633.5262.

The National Archives, the downtown headquarters of the Justice Department and the Internal Revenue Service are closed for the rest of the week.

Please continue to pass along news of road and weather conditions, possible travel delays, damage reports and any information regarding closures of travel-related offices, attractions, destinations or roadways. Contact NTA’s Public Relations Manager Sara Morton at with your news or needs for assistance, and check and the Member Forums frequently for the latest updates.

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