Food & Stores
Learn where to eat, shop, and play during your visit to the museum.
Eat at America’s Table Cafe
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The main eatery for the National Museum of American History is Eat at America’s Table. This newly renovated café serves a changing menu of American regional cuisine. Current selection includes burgers, buttermilk fried chicken, chili dogs, a variety of salads, sandwiches, desserts, and beverages. Cash and credit cards accepted.
LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe
Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A quick stop in the LeRoy Neiman Jazz Cafe will leave you refilled and refreshed. Enjoy a specialty coffee, cold drink, light lunch, or delicious pastry. You’ll appreciate the wonderful music and photos from our collection, also!
Main Museum Store
This vast 6,000-square-foot store is centrally located on the first floor. Visitors may browse through merchandise inspired by the museum’s collection, apparel, home accessories, ornaments, personalized leather bracelets, jewelry, books and the most incredible selection of socks!
Mall Museum Store
Located at the Mall entrance to the Museum, the Mall Store is the best place for museum souvenirs, a trendy accessory, fun jewelry and a snack to keep you fueled for your next museum visit. Be there or be square.
Shop online at SmithsonianStore.com.
Try our free online audio tours! Available for desktop or mobile device in English and Spanish.
Put on a head set and immerse yourself into the highlights of the museum’s exhibits. We worked with our curators and other experts to create a tour for everyone in your family, from the youngest preschooler to your tween and all adults. The adult tour is available in Mandarin and Spanish. There is also a tour that focuses on our American Democracy and Many Voices, One Nation exhibits. The tours make it easy to navigate the museum and assure that you’ll see the best of what we have to offer. The interactive activities, videos and extra information make them fun, too.
Other Fun Things
Climb aboard an interactive "time-traveling" simulator and accomplish various mission objectives in historic aircraft. Choose from a selection of fighter planes or popular racing planes from aviation’s golden age. Take to the skies as you climb, dive, and roll 360-degrees!
Lower Level, 1 Center, 1 West, 2 Center
Create a terrific personalized souvenir of your visit to the Smithsonian. Collect all 16 pennies and 4 medallions of your favorite museum objects.