Enid A Haupt Garden
James Renwick designed this turreted, red-sandstone fairytale in 1855. Today the castle houses the Smithsonian Visitors Center , which...
National Museum of African Art
Enter the museum’s ground-level pavilion through the Enid A Haupt Garden, then descend into the dim underground exhibit space. Devoted...
A musical merry-go-round pleases the kiddies on the Mall by the Smithsonian Castle.
In the basement of the Ripley Center, Discovery stages delightful puppet shows and other productions for children.
Enid A Haupt Garden information
The pretty green space behind the Smithsonian Castle is actually a rooftop garden, with Asian moon gates and Moorish-style geometric flower beds that reflect the personalities of the Sackler Gallery and Museum of African Art below. It’s usually a peaceful retreat from the Mall madness. Shaded benches and tables dot the grounds.