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Enid A. Haupt Garden

Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-357-2700
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Better hurray there are rumors it will disappear

A nice if not spectacular garden area. I've enjoyed strolling thru. It's not a destination spot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Nice little garden

A very nice garden to relax and look at the many flowers close to the mall. You should go if you... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2017
Savinien C
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This garden displays elaborate geometric designs.
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  • Average5%
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Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice if not spectacular garden area. I've enjoyed strolling thru. It's not a destination spot but a place that is on the way to or from somewhere else you are going. Perhaps that's why it may be going the way of other sites to...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

A very nice garden to relax and look at the many flowers close to the mall. You should go if you like plants !

Thank Savinien C
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This garden is located in the middle of several smithsonian museums. You should look at it as your going around the area.

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 23 August 2017

After walking for hours from monuments to museums etc. this garden is the right place to relax and unwind. The flowers and fountain are a plus.

Thank alexandrina55
Reviewed 9 April 2017

The Enid A Haupt Garden is a delightful little green refuge tucked away amongst the throngs of tourists. Located behind the Smithsonian Castle Visitors Center (between Independence and Jefferson), the garden is a lovely spot to take a breather from the frenziness just outside its...More

2  Thank Sue F
Reviewed 20 March 2017

When your mind is super-saturated and your feet numbed by the museums on the Mall, take a break in the Enid Haupt Garden behind the Smithsonian castle and enjoy the kind of floral display made famous by the Victorians. Though something of an horticultural anachronism...More

1  Thank greenladytraveler
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Located behind the red brick Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall, directly above the Sackler Gallery and just next to the Freer Gallery, the Haupt Garden holds a perfect spot from those tired from taking in all the sights of DC. Its so relaxing, beautiful,...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Even in late fall, the garden has its charms. Otherwise, Spring and Summer are when plants are at their best. You can cut through the garden to get from the museums on Independence Avenue to The National Mall. It's about 100 yards/meters from the Smithsonian...More

Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a nice little gem of a garden to stroll through or to sit and get some rest in between visiting the museums nearby.

Thank J L
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely green space with lots of photographic opportunities for the castle building. There are also several tables and benches so great place to come and eat- there is a small cafe located in the Smithsonian Castle building as well. Convenient to Sackler gallery as well.

Thank Sheryl B
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Nana O
21 May 2016|
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Response from PlatinumHoney | Reviewed this property |
Most, not all (the Newseum, for one, one of the best museum's in DC) museums are free, however, all Smithsonian-related museums, which are US-government sponsored, are free. These gardens are part of the Smithsonian. Enjoy.