The USPTO has partnered with the nonprofit the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) since 1973. USPTO and NIHF together run the museum located at USPTO Headquarters in Alexandria, Va., induct extraordinary inventors to the Hall of Fame, and sponsor programs to encourage creativity, exploration, and inventiveness in people of all ages and backgrounds, including children, teachers, parents, college students, and independent inventors.
The National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) Museum is located on the United States Patent and Trademark Office campus in Alexandria, Va. It is free and open to the public. Visitors can interact with and explore our kiosks and archives.