An Evening at the Castle: The Lost Order Book Launch and Tour

Join Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author and Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board Member and Richard E. Stamm, Curator, Smithsonian Castle for a very special behind-the-scenes tour hosted by the Smithsonian Libraries of the Smithsonian Castle and the launch of Steve Berry's newest Cotton Malone adventure, The Lost Order.

The Smithsonian Castle, in its central location on the National Mall, figures prominently in Steve Berry's new novel. On April 4th, Steve Berry and Richard Stamm will lead a group of 50 people into all of the Castle's nooks and crannies, visiting secret places the public never sees. You’ll learn how Steve wove the Castle, the Smithsonian Libraries, and the rich history of this storied Institution into The Lost Order.

This unique experience is hosted by the Smithsonian Libraries. When you purchase your ticket to see the behind-the-scenes of the Castle on April 4th, you'll be supporting the vital work of the Libraries. To learn more about the outstanding collections, research and service your contribution supports, visit our website.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:30pm
Smithsonian Castle
1000 Jefferson Drive SW
Washington, DC

Space is limited to 50 guests.
$1,000 contribution per guest.* 
Please click here to make your contribution. For questions about your ticket contribution or to discuss other methods of payment, contact Anna Ogg at 202-633-3054 or

Please note that the behind-the-scenes tour will involve stairs, walking and standing for moderate amounts of time. For access services, please contact us at 202-633-3054 or preferably two weeks prior to the event.

*The estimated fair market value of this event is $50 per person; the remainder is tax-deductible.