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The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
+1 202-387-2151
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"Americas First Museum of American Art" boasts a collection of over 2,500 19th and 20th-century masters, both American and European, including Renoir, Picasso, Gauguin, Manet, OKeefe and more.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“boating party” (188 reviews)
“dupont circle” (129 reviews)
“rothko room” (71 reviews)
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1600 21st St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1003
Dupont Circle
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a museum that is easy to negotiate and features a remarkable collection of mostly American art. Highly recommend it.

Thank Jack E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very nice private art museum with an impressive collection. The only problem is parking. Take the metro, if you must drive read the parking restriction signs attentively, DC is famous for its parking enforcement.

Thank ALMC27
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a good collection of great art. Reniors luncheon of the boating party is amazing in real life. Not free but worth the payment.

Thank Phil W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not sure how i missed this place during my previous DC visit, as i like contemporary art Came on a sunday afternoon and it was apparently "kids day". It was free entry but was it chaotic and noisy. So many screaming children 3 floors of...More

Thank bcheong
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoyed the permanent collection very much. It was a collection of all the famous artists and included some really lovely pieces. Took about 1hr to stroll around the very accessibly sized museum.

Thank mtoddshop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit at least once a year just to view Renoir's The Boating Party. Small compared to the Smithsonian, it's worth a visit. And is in a great neighborhood -- Dupont Circle -- a local favorite for over 50 years. Great restaurants and galleries. Careful,...More

Thank Yolande N
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm glad that the museum is currently not charging admission because they are "between exhibitions". The total gallery space as of late May 2018 consists of one room on the first floor and 6-7 small rooms on the second floor. Maybe a hundred pieces total....More

Thank marcgrubb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A Washington DC favorite .. we were lucky to be treated to gallery educator talk about Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s “Luncheon of the Boating Party”! Lunch in the Tryst Cafe & a purchase in the gift shop along with complimentary entrance to the museum’s incredible collection made...More

Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

During our museum conference, we visited the Phillips Collection on our last day. They are the first modern art museum in US. Their collection is wonderful. Their museum store is one of the best. Loved every gallery, specially the Mark Rothko room, the Jacob Lawrence...More

Thank TrWorldTraveler
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Terrible customer service, their staff should work in prison, not in a museum. The person at their front desk has been there for years and he is always mean. The National Gallery is free and their collection is much better, so I wouldn’t recommend wasting...More

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Gail M
15 May 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
Well, gladly: the collection is closed on Monday, but be sure to see it either Sunday afternoon or Tuesday morning if you have the slightest chance. -- Honestly, I would have thought that anybody using Tripadvisor would... More
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smotley
30 January 2018|
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Response from Gerhard1945 | Reviewed this property |
To the best of my knowledge, there is no restoration work going on--unless it began after my visit on 19 November past. On that day, everything was on show, and to boot there was a special exhibit with foreign loans around... More
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dmanty
12 February 2017|
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Response from saxahoya | Reviewed this property |
I was there a month ago.. It was NOT voluntary.. There was an admission fee
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