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National Portrait Gallery

F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-2700
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
Downtown / Chinatown
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+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want a photographic history lesson, then you will thoroughly enjoy this exhibit. Then go upstairs to the surprise contemporary art floor. Wonderful pieces. This Smithsonian Museum is not as crowded as many others.

Thank BoiseHotelee
Reviewed 2 days ago

Galleries are well designed and paintings are well-lit. I'm not a huge art fan, but really enjoyed this museum

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We found this venue to be wonderful. The staff are relaxed and very friendly. There is a lot of contemporary art to see with all the Presidents. You can easily spend half a day here. A must see if you have an artistic bent.

Thank MarkP08
Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been to DC many many items and somehow never made it here--it is fantastic! Highly recommend--it was even walk-able from where we stayed near the Capitol. If you like the National Gallery as much as I do, you;re sure to enjoy this as well!

Thank MrsH0dges
Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been to DC many times, and visited all of the Smithsonian museums, and this is my favorite for a few reasons: (1) Because it's not as well known as other museums, it tends to not be as crowded, making the viewing experience much more...More

Thank jamullen01
Reviewed 4 days ago

All sorts of art forms (sculpture, video, portraits, still life, covering American history from the beginning to the present. Definitely something for everyone.

Thank MusicManfromPA
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This gallery is actually two distinct galleries, the portrait gallery and the American museum of art. They have galleries and exhibits independent of each other although the map and information desk present information simultaneously. I would suggest budgeting at least 90 minutes per side if...More

Thank Anna_Maria39_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful portraits of historical figures from John Winthrop to JFK. Well made notes accompany each one. 3 hours was not enough. We'll come back.

Thank jwest64373
Reviewed 6 days ago

The building itself is worth a visit. The art inside, American Art, all periods and extensive portraiture is a gem.

Thank abbaav
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous venue for this gala celebrated the night before graduation by the classmates, their significant others and parents. The atrium was spectacular and the food was really good with several buffet tables set up. Of course, spirits were high and everyone was celebratory...More

Thank judedude79
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remark_gi
For the docent-led tours, do you just show up at the appointed time/place, or is some kind of reservation needed? Thank you!
14 March 2016|
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Response from ArtLoverAlways | Reviewed this property |
At the National Portrait Gallery you show up at the appointed time for walkin tours. Meet behind the information desk on the F Street side of the building. Enjoy.
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Shadysolyman
Hai is with me his golden Amrike $ 20 Liberty Eagle Almzdug 1904 predicate weighs 33.4 grams almost 23 caliber Please evaluate the Currency Will you buy currency or give it to the museum in exchange for the return the book ... and how much the price of this currency is now a rare condition Kajdidhp
14 August 2016|
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