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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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