Introducing "Medieval DC" at the Smithsonian Castle & National Museum of Asian Art

The Middle Ages may seem completely foreign, in both time and space, to contemporary Americans. But the medieval world is all around us in Washington, DC, a city filled with both objects produced during the global Middle Ages and held in some of the city’s world-class museums, and with buildings, statues, and institutions that reflect the continuing impact of the Middle Ages on our world today. Join the Medieval DC team for an event celebrating our new Medieval DC website,, a resource for teaching and learning about the global Middle Ages in the nation’s capital. Funded by DC Humanities and housed at the Catholic University of America, Medieval DC introduces users to the many ways to experience the medieval in DC.

In recognition of the launch of the Medieval DC website, join us on Saturday, October 14 for a tour exploring the medieval and medievalism in DC. We will begin at 10am with a guided visit to the Smithsonian Castle, featuring local historian Dr. Jennifer Paxton, followed by a specially-designed tour organized by the National Museum of Asian Art at 10:30 am, with coffee and cookies to follow. 

Admission is free, but you must sign up below to attend. Spaces are limited, so please be sure to attend if you sign up; we will send a reminder email on the morning of the event. 

For questions or concerns, contact Laura Morreale at

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The event begins at 10 am on Saturday, October 14 at the steps of the Smithsonian Castle, then continues to the National Museum of Asian Art. Please meet us there!
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