United States Department of the Interior Building
The United States Department of Interior (DOI) is the country’s primary conservation agency that strives to protect the treasures of our nation for future generations, to provide access to our natural and cultural heritage, and to offer recreational opportunities to the people. DOI has over 80,000 employees and more than 180,000 volunteers with 2,400 operating locations across the country. The DOI Building takes up 5 acres on a two-block site on 18th, 19th, C, and E Streets NW. It consists of 7 stories and has 2200 rooms, each with an exterior exposure. The Grand Staircase stands in the central corrider with a checkered marble floor, bronze railings, and a coffered plaster ceiling. In addition to offices, this grand building features an auditorium, museum, an Indian arts and crafts gift shop, a library, post office, and gymnasium all from its original design.
Price: Free Admission