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Enid A. Haupt Garden

Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-357-2700
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Nice place to relax and unwind

After walking for hours from monuments to museums etc. this garden is the right place to relax and... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
St. John's, Antigua
Garden oasis in the middle of the frenzy

The Enid A Haupt Garden is a delightful little green refuge tucked away amongst the throngs of... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Sue F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This garden displays elaborate geometric designs.
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Independence Ave. SW, Washington DC, DC 20004
+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed 22 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 13 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
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This garden is out the back door (south) of the Smithsonian Castle. It is a peaceful and quiet area with beautiful garden landscaping that is actually the roof of the underground Sackler and African Art museums and the connecting space between them. It doesn't take...More

Thank Brandon K
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We found this by accident while walking to the air museum a few blocks away. It caught our attention as there is a cafe and it was very very hot. The cafe is very nice and the food was excellent (although not cheap). Once fed...More

Thank lisajlb
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

An excellent hidden gem of an attraction . The lantana itself smelled wonderful . Otherwise , nestled between the Smithsonian offices this collection is rather inclusive and well laid out . Worth a visit for sure .

Thank Michael A
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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.