Smithsonian Institution, Washington, (The Castle) - Paper Model Project Kit

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  • Have a last minute school project due?
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These models are perfect for that last minute project!

Instant PDF Download
These paper models can be purchased starting at only $9.95 for the 7"x10", and $11.95 for the 10”x13” instant PDF downloads which can printed on any standard home or office printer on regular paper.

Pre-Printed & Shipped
If you don’t want to print them yourself, for only a few $s more, we will print them for you with high quality color printers, on thick card stock 60#+ paper for durability, and mailed directly to you the same day!

We offer United States Postal Service, First-Class Parcel, 1-3 day shipping same day shipping for a flat $5 fee.

Once I Have The Kit
Then, with only a pair of scissors, some glue, and about an hour you will transform these paper sheets into a true three-dimensional architectural replica or complete science project.  All of the images in this site are of the actual models made from these kits!  We even include a history of your project to write that report!

The Buying Process

Typical Kit Sample
Each kit is from 8 to 18 pages that when cut and assembled completes the model in the image.  Each kit comes with an “exploded view” that shows how the pieces go together and the history to help you or your child complete their report in a single evening.

Exploded View Sample Pieces Finished Model


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Free History For Your Report

Smithsonian Institution (The Castle)
The Smithsonian Institution Castle is a monument located along the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Constructed with a combination of both Roman and Gothic architecture, it was first completed in 1855, and was designed by architect James Renwick, Jr. Renwick was also responsible for the design of the famous St. Paul's Cathedral in New York City. One of 16 buildings in the Smithsonian complex, this particular building primarily holds all of the Smithsonian offices and an information complex, and is constructed almost entirely of red sandstone.

Soon after the building's completion, a fire in 1865 nearly destroyed the building, devouring the entire north and south wings of the Castle, along with the upper story of the building's central segment. It was rebuilt in a simpler style, with fireproofing techniques added, in 1884. In 1968, the building went under a massive renovation, which restored the Roman and Gothic architecture to the wings. The building originally housed a home for the family of Joseph Henry, who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian. An exhibit hall was also located in this building, up until 1960, when the exhibit hall was closed and the exhibits distributed to the Institution's many other buildings. A children's room was added in 1901, featuring stencils and other artwork by children, and was restored completely in 1987.

Inside the building also lies the crypt of the museum's namesake, James Smithson. A statue of Joseph Henry is located outside the museum, and is one of many statues in the National Mall. The Castle celebrated it's 150th Anniversary in 1996, and a bell was added in the main tower. Today, visitors to the Castle can view an 18-minute orientation film about the building and the rest of the museum, view a touch-screen presentation about the Institute presented in six languages, view a scale model of Washington, D.C., as well as a scale, touchable-map of the District of Columbia, complete with labels in braille. Exhibits have since been re-added to the Castle, and the exhibits rotate on a regular basis. The Castle is also open for regular, guided tours.

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