Smithsonian Metro Station

1200 Independence Ave SW (at 12th St SW), Washington, D.C. 20004, United States
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    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
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    • 11:00 AM–7:00 PM
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    • 8:00 AM–7:00 PM
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  • David K.

    If you are visiting from out of town, please respect local custom and stand to the right on the escalators.

    David Klevan · July 29, 2010
  • Danny M.

    If you choose to stand on an escalator, it is courteous to stand on the right so others may walk on the left.

    Danny M · April 9, 2010
  • Going Out Guide from PostLocal

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  • Lauren :.

    just get the all day any line pass. makes life WAY easier. for vacation that is... locals, just use your card of course =]

    Lauren :D · December 11, 2009
  • mtnbke

    I taught the kids to stand on right, walk on left!

    mtnbke · August 31, 2010
  • Daniel F.

    This line has more white people than an LL Bean store

    Daniel Ferro · January 14, 2012
  • Evan G.

    Welcome to Washington, tourists! Enjoy your time here, and please, stand to the right, walk on the left, and if the escalator is broken (like it was today), just walk. :)

    Evan Gassman · March 13, 2011
  • Sean M.

    Wear deodorant, I visited the area and had the unpleasant experience of sitting next to someone that chose to bathe in their own sweat before boarding the train.

    Sean Metzgar · September 28, 2010
  • The Transit Navigator

    During normal operations, the doors open on the RIGHT at this station.

    The Transit Navigator · May 19, 2012
  • Melissa

    Walk on the left, stand on the right!! Please!!

    Melissa · January 22, 2013
  • Heather M.

    Just go ahead and put plenty of money on your SmarTrip card. Took many people don't know how to use the machines and it takes awhile to get to it.

    Heather Mittens · January 20, 2013
  • Tom J.

    Stand on the right walk on the left

    Tom J · April 8, 2012
  • Emily R.

    Not the place to refill your farecards or smartrips on the weekend. The lines are long and consist of clueless tourists.

    Emily Rader · June 19, 2011
  • Chris S.

    Play it safe on the Metro at all times.

    Chris Stephens · May 25, 2012
  • Reggie G.

    Beware of the hustling hobos. They'll tell you where to go, "give" you a map, then expect you to "tip" them. It's one of the oldest tricks in the book...

    Reggie Gregg · May 24, 2012
  • Nikki S.

    Smelled like garbage and port-a-potties. Lovely.

    Nikki S · August 12, 2013
  • Bonnie H.

    Don't try to force doors open.

    Bonnie Hayes · June 27, 2013
  • Melissa

    Escalators: stand on the right, walk on the left. Keeps everyone happy

    Melissa · June 3, 2013
  • Marc Kevin H.

    The station entrance by the Castle is closed in the evenings, so you'll need to walk a couple of blocks to the other entrance.

    Marc Kevin Hall · June 7, 2012
  • Teri C.

    One of the only Metro stations still w/o a "car port"

    Teri Centner · April 27, 2012
  • kristen g.

    Ya cant eat here

    kristen guernier · February 29, 2012
  • trevor r.

    Sandra sucks... Jk!

    trevor r · May 17, 2010

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