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 HomeKing County Sheriff's DepartmentSiggard Family FarmAtlanta, GeorgiaAtlanta Department StoreAtlanta Construction SiteAtlanta Nursing HomeAtlanta Survivor CampCenter for Disease Control
Season 2 Vehicle Jammed HighwaySouthern Baptist ChurchGreene Family FarmUnnamed High SchoolKing County Elementary SchoolWiltshire EstatesSteve's PharmacyThe Carriage BarMert County, GeorgiaFort BenningElders Mill Road
Season 3 HouseWest Georgia Correctional FacilitySportman's Deer CoolerWoodbury, GeorgiaGovernor's ApartmentWoodbury Community ClinicNational Guard CampHermit's ShackVerlin's Feed & Seed Co.Unnamed Daycare CenterWoodbury ArenaWoodbury Research FacilityYellow Jacket CreekRoadside StoresKing County, GeorgiaKing County CaféGrantville MillAbandoned Motel
Season 4 West Georgia Correctional FacilityBig SpotClara's CampBig Tony's Express MartFort Valley State UniversityNeighborhoodNational Guard CampWoodbury, GeorgiaApartment BuildingRetirement HomeCaesar Martinez's CampCabinForest CampJoe & Joe Jr.'s BBQ ShackPine Vista Country ClubFuneral HomeHouseTerminusTrain TunnelGarage
Season 5 TerminusSt. Sarah's ChurchWest Georgia Correctional FacilityNeighborhoodWhalen Law Firm LLPInterstate 85Atlanta, GeorgiaGrady Memorial HospitalShirewilt EstatesBarnWashington, D.C.Alexandria Safe-ZoneVega Zeta Solar DistributionDel Arno Foods
Season 6 Alexandria Safe-ZoneQuarryRendon Equipment SalesEastman's CabinBurnt Out ForestA.A. Pattrick Fuel Co. DepotSunrise Auto InsuranceBridgeSorghum BarnGas StationBarnHilltop ColonySatellite OutpostSlaughterhouse OutpostBullet Factory OutpostViskocil 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 CourtThe SwampMama's Country Show ClubBullet Factory OutpostDwight's House
Season 9 Alexandria Safe-ZoneThe SanctuaryWashington, D.C.Smithsonian MuseumHilltop ColonyBridge CampPort CityHallowbrant Outreach RecoveryJunkyardThe KingdomExpress Yourself MenswearBaltimore, MarylandWarehouse ShelterCoalportJones SpringsRoyal CinemaWhisperers' CampMilton Charles School For The Gifted
Season 10 Oceanside Cabin Motor CourtAlexandria Safe-ZoneSatellite Crash SiteSecond LivesWhisperers' CampParking LotBarnett AcademyHilltop ColonyBus TerminalAlpha's CaveGas StationBloodsworth IslandGrand HotelThe TowerCharleston, West Virginia
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