Honoring the world’s greatest inventors.

Meet the National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductees, nominate a brilliant mind for induction into the Hall of Fame, learn more about the annual Induction Ceremony, plan a visit to the museum in Alexandria, and discover how our Inductees pay it forward to the next generation.


Since our founding in 1973, the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF) has inducted more than 500 visionary men and women who conceived, patented, and advanced the greatest technological achievements of our nation.

Meet our 2018 Class of Inductees!

2018 Inductees

Find an Inductee

Explore more than a century of innovation through our Inductees’ unique stories of inspiration, desperation, and ultimate breakthrough.


Induction Ceremony

Be a part of the Greatest Celebration of American Innovation as we honor and celebrate the world’s greatest inventors.

Celebrate with us

How Our Inductees Pay it Forward

Learn how our Inductees engage with our educational programs and competitions to inspire and challenge the youth of our nation.

Learn How


Know an inventor who should join our elite group of Inductees?

Submit your nomination


Experience our National Monument to Innovation that includes unique exhibits and inspirational stories about America’s greatest innovators.


Take a look inside the
National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum!

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Plan Your Visit

Inspire the whole family the next time you are in the Washington, D.C. area, with an unforgettable
museum experience.

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Host Your Event

Host your next event at the National Inventors Hall of Fame Museum, a one-of-a-kind venue.

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