Food & Shops

National Museum of American History store

Did you know? All income from sales supports the educational activities of the Smithsonian Institution.

Cafes

Stars and Stripes Cafe - Open 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lower Level
 


The main eatery for the National Museum of American History is the newly renovated Stars and Stripes Cafe, which seats 600 and is large enough to accommodate groups. Menu includes all-American barbeques, soups, salad bar, burgers, pizza and desserts. Cash and credit cards accepted.

 
 


Constitution Cafe - Open 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

First Floor
 


The Constitution Cafe is the perfect place for morning coffee, a light lunch or a mid-afternoon ice cream. Its large picture window has a terrific view of the Museum’s fountain and Constitution Avenue.
 



Visiting with a group?

We offer three discounted meal options in our beautiful Stars and Stripes Cafe for groups of ten or more. Visit our group sales page for more information.
 

Stores

Main Museum Store
First Floor
(202) 633-7400

A new 6,000-square-foot store is centrally located on the first floor. Visitors may browse through a collection that includes new merchandise inspired by the Star-Spangled Banner, an expanded line of jewelry and a wonderful book selection. Dog tags, toys, note cards, T-shirts and other old favorites are also available.

Mall Museum Store
Second Floor

Located at the Mall entrance to the Museum, the newly remodeled Mall Store is the grooviest place on the National Mall. It features your favorite popular culture icons, from Lucille Ball to Elvis to Barbie. There are tie-died T’s, nostalgic toys and terrific accessories. Be there or be square.

The Price of Freedom Store
Third Floor

The third floor store is adjacent to the exhibition The Price of Freedom: Americans at War. It carries a large selection of military-themed merchandise, including personalized dog tags that are made on the spot.  There is also a large selection of products related to the exhibition The American Presidency, also located on the third floor. Gifts, informative books and maps, White House souvenirs, and military-style clothing are just some of the items available.

Online Shopping

You can also shop online at SmithsonianStore.com. Smithsonian members receive a 10% discount on purchased items—become a member.

 

Free WiFi

Wireless internet access is free and open to the public in the Stars and Stripes Cafe (lower level), Welcome Center (second floor), and in the American Stories exhibition.

 

Other Fun Things

Ride Simulators

If taking a short, wild adventure is your idea of a break, then you will enjoy our ride simulators. They will take you on a variety of journeys like driving a racecar or riding a roller coaster.

Penny Smashers

Create a terrific personalized souvenir of your visit to the Smithsonian. Collect all 8 pennies in our new penny album.  Machines are located in the main store.

Tours by Segway

Experience a fun and unique way to learn about the Smithsonian, the National Mall, and the rich history of Washington, D.C.  Three-hour Segway tours depart from the Museum's Mall entrance daily.  See the Smithsonian Tours by Segway website for more information.