National Building Museum


Created by an act of Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum offers visitors the chance to see many interesting objects, from drawings by famous architects to a full-scale, sustainable house built in our own galleries. The care, interpretation, and thoughtful display of such artifacts is central to our mission. The Museum is, however, much more than a repository of things, beautiful and intriguing though they may be. It is above all a forum for the development, exploration, and exchange of ideas. Our exhibitions, educational programs, and publications are well regarded not only for their capacity to enlighten and entertain, but also as vehicles for fostering lively discussion about a wide range of topics related to development, architecture, construction and engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, and urban planning.

How Your Donation Helps

44.4% of your car donation will go toward helping National Building Museum with their project: Exhibitions.

24.2% will go toward the project: Education and Public Programs.

12.5% will go toward the project: Marketing and Communications.



  • Museum, zoo, planetarium, etc.
  • Study and research (non-scientific)

Tax Status

IRS Classification: 501(c)(3) Public Charity established 1976

Your donations to National Building Museum are tax deductible.

Grouping: Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).

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