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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.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed today

Had an evening business reception for a large group here. The atmosphere was great! Allowed time to catch up with everyone, time to walk around and watch the amazing portraits with friends, and time alone to view and refletc. perfect location for a large reception!

Thank 875raedd
Reviewed yesterday

American history fans will really enjoy this museum. We spent most of our time between the Civil War portraits on the first floor and the presidents on the third floor and enjoyed it a lot. If you have basic familiarity with American history from high...More

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This gallery is huge and full of many portraits from many different eras. I had wanted to go here to see the portraits of the presidents, but was excited to find so much more here. Each portrait gives some history and information about the subject....More

Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful museum. It is not stodgy oils of famous people. There are all kinds of portraits, from paintings, to video and photography. Currently there is a wonderful exhibit about soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is in the same building...More

Thank LRose49
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have visited here at least twice while on business trips and its absolutely worth returning to. This visit, I spent a good amount of time poking through the exhibits of Matthew Brady's portraits, the American inventors and the portraits of American soldiers in Afghanistan...More

Thank MariaWaltham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of all the museums in DC, this is our all time favorite. From the Hall of Presidents to the ongoing and changing exhibits, this is a must stop while in Washington.

Thank Jimrad
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the Presidental Portrait Gallery. Always amazed to see painting done from centuries ago. Each painting also has a nice short story of each president. Also of interest are the Contemporary paintings and there was a very interesting special exhibition of Marlene Dietrich from...More

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think it's possible to see the entire museum in one day. So many exhibits, so much amazing history and information. A must see and a great place to visit during the very hot DC days during the summer. Did you know Norman Rockwell...More

Thank Hakol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth the time if you like to look at great art , so many things to see it Is best to wait and go on a tour with a guide, all is free and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon, will return again...More

Thank Dickruns
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoy all areas of art and this Gallery provided it all. Mostly modern art but also a lot of 19th century pieces wish we had more time & energy to stay longer.

Thank Pat D
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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.
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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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.