Contact Information

Please note: all comments to the museum 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. Please be brief and as specific as possible. Before sending your request, please see if the information can be found on one of the following pages:

General Smithsonian Visitor Information
Web: Visitor Information page
Phone: (202) 633-1000

Lost and Found
Web: Smithsonian Lost and Found
Phone (NMAH security office): (202) 633-3960

Media Relations and Press Events
Current press releases, fact sheets, and more.
Web: Press Room
Phone: (202) 633-3129
Email: Please use the contact form

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.)
Web: Plan your field trip
Phone: (202) 633-3717

Classroom Resources
Find free standards-based online K-12 resources from the museum.
Web: Smithsonian’s History Explorer
Email: Please use the contact form

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

Object Loans
Information for qualified institutions about our loan policies and procedures.
Web: Loan Program page
Email: Please use the contact form
Phone: (202) 633-3879

Special Events
Information on renting space at the museum for your event.
Web: Special Events page
Phone: (202) 633-3306
Email: Please use the contact form

Financial Support
Private philanthropy is critical to the National Museum of American History’s mission.
Web: Learn more about giving
Phone: (202) 633-1841
Email: Please use the contact form

Support and Membership
Become a member or support the museum in a variety of ways – the Director’s Fund for Annual Giving, the Smithsonian Council for American History, the Star-Spangled Banner Society, and more. To learn about these opportunities, visit online or contact Stephanie Johnson at (202) 633-0398. 

Learn about the wide variety of opportunities to contribute to the work of the museum as an intern.
Web: Internship Program page
Mailing Address:
Intern and Fellows Program
P.O. Box 37012
AHB 1040, MRC 605
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
Email: Please use the contact form

Become a docent and work with the public or volunteer behind the scenes in the museum.
Web: Volunteer Opportunities page
Mailing Address: Docent Coordinator
National Museum of American History
Kenneth E. Behring Center
Department of Education for Interpretation and Visitor Experience
P.O. Box 37012
MRC 603
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Email: Please use the contact form

Museum Website
For questions about online resources or to report a problem.
Email: Please use the contact form

Other questions and comments
Email: Please use the contact form