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National Portrait Gallery

F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-2700
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Visitors can view the portraits of all the U.S. presidents.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“american art” (134 reviews)
“patent office” (30 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:30 - 19:00
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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 2 weeks ago

I attended a corporate event and thought that I would take a quick skirt around the ground floor on my way out. After 75 minutes, I realized that I had only covered a third of the displayed content. The editorials next to each portrait provide...More

Thank Garret F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum share a building in F Street about half a mile north of the National Mall. Entry is free. They have wonderful collections of historic and contemporary art and artifacts that tell much about American life...More

1  Thank beantony15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two art museums in one. On this trip I wanted to see the founding father portraits. It's amazing to walk up and get so close to these wonderful images of our history. The gallery website has recommendations if you only have 1/2 an hour or...More

Thank Judy T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Portrait Gallery is a great place to walk around and enjoy the permanent collections (including Post Impressionist painters) and special exhibitions. I had lunch with some friends recently in the Courtyard Cafe and then just walked around the three floors enjoying one room...More

Thank VAChuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Gallery of Art is not your typical art museum. They have all of the presidential portraits you have ever seen. You have to go see the mold of Abraham Lincoln's hands the broom stick in the sculpture is the actual broom stick president...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is more than just a portrait gallery. There is so much history put forth that both times I have visited, I have spent the entire day going through theses galleries!

Thank BeastyBunny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many museums in Washington are huge and crowded, but not this gem. When I visited recently I viewed the JFK's life in photos and the the Marlene Deitrick exhibit. Both excellent. I plan to return often to see other exhibits.

Thank E L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see. The Presidential Portraits are exquisite and there are a few other pieces worth seeing, namely the Yellowstone and Grand Canyon paintings and Civil War pieces.

Thank JakubWrobel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Portrait Gallery is within a larger gallery. There is a section to the left of the main building (there is signage) to see all the portraits of the presidents. Really interesting to see and along with each portrait is the appropriate info for...More

Thank KLfromMontreal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Large collection. Plan on spending a few hours. Suggest taking public transport because, in general, DC is getting harder and more expensive to find a place to park. All of the famous and not so famous Americans you learned about in school.

Thank samtrip12345
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darkfalcon500
4 June 2017|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
SORRY-- I haven't visited the National Portrait Gallery, since my last review; so I can't tell whether the website is correct.
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darkfalcon500
4 June 2017|
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Response from atlantaru17 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see it at all.
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remark_gi
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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