The Smithsonian Museum is a location featured in Season 9 of AMC's The Walking Dead.

Pre-Apocalypse

The Smithsonian is located in Washington, D.C. by the National Mall a few blocks from the Capitol Building. It is one of several Smithsonian institutions located around the city. It served as a museum featuring exhibits on everything from natural history to the fine arts.

Post-Apocalypse

After the outbreak, survivors and refugees set up tents and makeshift shelters inside the museum, but they were quickly overrun and abandoned. Three and a half years into the apocalypse, survivors from the surrounding communities decided to go to the museum in order to procure ancient farming supplies and tools, such as a plow and a colonial wagon. The mission nearly goes awry when a glass floor breaks, nearly sending Ezekiel into a mass of walkers. However ultimately they are successful and leave the museum with their newly acquired tools.

Appearances

Season 9

Trivia

  • While not explicitly named, interviews with the showrunners heavily imply that the museum is supposed to be the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.[1] It is strange then that the museum also includes exhibits dedicated to American history and fine arts, when in reality those are featured in separate museums.
  • The Georgia State Capitol was used for filming the interior of the museum, while the Atlanta Judicial Building was used for the exterior.

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References

  1. https://screenrant.com/walking-dead-season-9-greg-nicotero-interview/
TV Series Locations
Season 1 Interstate 85Gas StationKing County, GeorgiaHarrison Memorial HospitalKing County ParkRick's NeighborhoodGrimes Family HomeDrake Family HomeKing County Sheriff's DepartmentSiggard Family FarmAtlanta Survivor CampAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Construction SiteAtlanta Nursing HomeFort BenningCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalFort BenningVehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist ChurchGreene Family FarmUnnamed High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesSteve's PharmacyThe Carriage BarMert County, GeorgiaElders Mill Road
Season 3 HouseWest Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicWoodbury Research FacilityNational Guard CampWoodbury Walker PitsWoodbury ArenaHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Unnamed Daycare CenterRoadside StoresYellow Jacket CreekKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillAbandoned MotelBig Jake's Bar And Grill
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampBig Tony's Express MartFort Valley State UniversityNeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaApartment BuildingRetirement HomeCaesar Martinez's CampFort BenningCabinForest CampJoe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ ShackPine Vista Country ClubMoonshine ShackFuneral HomeHouseTerminusTrain TunnelGarage
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchHunter's SchoolWest Georgia Correctional FacilityNeighborhoodWhalen Law Firm LLPInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalAtlanta FEMA SiteShirewilt EstatesBarnWashington, D.C.Alexandria Safe-ZoneVega Zeta Solar Distribution GroupWoodlands Mall Construction SiteDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneQuarryRendon Equipment SalesEastman's CabinBurnt Out ForestA.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. DepotSunrise Auto InsuranceBridgeSorghum BarnGas StationBarnOffice BuildingHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostSlaughterhouse OutpostBullet Factory OutpostEdison Apothecary And BoutiqueViskocil Public Library
Season 7 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe KingdomThe SanctuaryHilltop ColonyOceanside Cabin Motor CourtBullet Factory OutpostHouseboatJunkyardDwight's HouseChilton High SchoolCar Lot
Season 8 Alexandria Safe-ZoneHilltop ColonyThe SanctuaryGas StationPaze Industrial ResearchSatellite OutpostShephard Office PlazaChemical Plant OutpostThe KingdomJunkyardOceanside Cabin Motor CourtCabinThe SwampLewis Medical SuppliesMama's Country Show ClubBullet Factory OutpostRoss' FarmDwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe SanctuaryWashington, D.C.Smithsonian MuseumHilltop ColonyBridge CampPort CityHallowbrant Outreach RecoveryJunkyardHarrison Memorial HospitalAtlanta, GeorgiaGreene Family FarmThe KingdomHilltop CabinCemeteryExpress Yourself MenswearBaltimore, MarylandWarehouse ShelterCoalportJones SpringsRoyal CinemaWhisperers' CampOffice BuildingPurification PlantMilton Charles School For The GiftedThe Whisperer Border
Season 10 Oceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria Safe-ZoneThe Whisperer BorderSatellite Crash SiteSecond LivesWhisperers' CampParking LotThe Deeper PlaceBarnett AcademyCabinHilltop ColonyBus TerminalAlpha's CaveGas StationHilltop CabinBloodsworth IslandSatellite OutpostWest Georgia Correctional FacilityGrand HotelThe Tower
Season 11 Charleston, West VirginiaThe Commonwealth
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