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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%
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F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Gallery boasts an incredible collection of paintings from early naive american artists, to great masters like Sargent. There are early galleries, the Galleries of Presidents and plenty of diversified modern art in between, very high quality and very well displayed. worth 1/2 a day...More

Thank frenchteddywww
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The second floor exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery of Presidential portrait was awesome. And we certainly were pleasantly surprised by advance performance in the evening of "I Am Vertical" by the DanaTai Soon Burgess Dance Company.

Thank paulnsuzanne
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a beautiful building filled with great art. I love the Impression area and try to go there on each visit to DC. Such a great collection and inspiring work.

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful museum of so many important figures in American history. I loved the fact that it catered to all sorts of People from all over the world. The Original Map of the US was one of my favorites. There was almost a guard in every...More

Thank HeavenTheQuaintrelle
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent several hours here and will need several more visits to see everything. We spent a little time viewing colonial portraits, then moved to the modern exhibits. The Face of Battle was a room of modern war photographs, unflinching, wrenching and complex portraits. Other...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 6 days ago

The museums in DC are great. We especially loved the Portrait Gallery. There are many wonderful portraits of famous people you will love.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was yet another wonderful Washington museum. I loved both the portrait museum and the American art museum ( all in one). The portraits of the presidents was especially interesting. The building was fantastic with its past history and magnificent covered courtyard.

Thank Cookster_11
Reviewed 6 days ago

Like any museum, you could spend days and not see it all. I asked the receptionist for a suggestion given the short time I had. That was helpful and also allowed me to see other things of interest. Loved the old building. It was as...More

Thank sco3030
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice location for a coffee. A mix of portraits and modern art. You need to know well the history !

Thank PeeJee34
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with wife and kids during thanksgiving. Was a great time to visit. Relatively quiet. Another incredible fee attraction in DC. Both of my daughters your hours so I have a special eye but this is a great place to see him pass the time...More

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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.