We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Sites by Segway In Washington DC
More Info
and up
Washington DC National Mall and Museums Pedicab Tour
More Info
and up
Small-Group National Mall Walking Tour in Washington DC
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hirshorn Museum features an exciting collection of 20th-century art and its companion scultpture garden is not to be missed.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“modern art” (114 reviews)
“ai weiwei” (23 reviews)
“yayoi kusama” (12 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
Write a Review
Reviews (716)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 638 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a contemporary sculpture and art museum. There are several floors of art to look at as well as a sculpture garden across the street from the museum. Admission is free. Do be prepared to show any backpacks or purses to the guard. There...More

Thank Victoria P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited this museum a couple times previously when visiting DC and have always been surprised by something fresh and stimulating. Modern art at its best! A must see.

Thank S S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with informative videos, this exhibit showcases the work of the artist and his ongoing impetus to speak out on social issues, particularly ones that limit and destroy speech. Ironically the artist who shines the light is himself one of those artists, a political prisoner,prevented...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to see the Gettysburg installation which was simply awesome. Absolutely awesome. We ended up walking around and catching a cool LEGO exhibit by Wei Wei and several other exhibitions, including some interactive ones.

Thank traveler_dac
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to DC a number of times but never ventured into this museum. We are glad we stopped in on this visit! There were so many interesting and fun exhibits, both inside and outside. We still don't understand why some of the things...More

Thank SevenJuran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum was something my friends and I found online, it was a recommended museum in D.C. It was super fun with great exhibitions and even interactive art, which is something I really appreciate. If you want to get a full experience of the museum...More

Thank tiffanylF2422CS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While you are walking on the National Mall you can take a slight detour and visit the Hirshhorn sculpture garden. There are some interesting sculptures here in a nice garden setting.

Thank Jim_atl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wei Wei! I ubered there from Arlington. It wad about $6. Thr museum itself is frer. Enjoy! You need about 2 hrs to walk through

Thank Celebrity J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the worst art museum I have been to and I have seen dozens. The collection is underwhelming to say the least. I feel the website really misrepresents what it is otherwise I would give it a better review. I would not do this...More

Thank jess290718
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With all the attractions on the National Mall you might overlook this smaller museum. Don’t. The exterior sculpture display is wonderful. Inside we saw two special exhibitions that were remarkable. These took about an hour and a half to view so the place is manageable....More

Thank Mike G
Nearby Restaurants
Pavilion Cafe at the Sculpture Garden
241 reviews
.35 km away
National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden Pavilion Cafe
95 reviews
.36 km away
Five Guys
42 reviews
.49 km away
Garden Cafe
101 reviews
.46 km away
Nearby Attractions
National Gallery of Art
7,837 reviews
.43 km away
National Air and Space Museum
18,994 reviews
.27 km away
National Mall
6,319 reviews
.16 km away
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
9,693 reviews
.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
22 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from baldeagle46 | Reviewed this property |
It depends how crowded it is and what exhibit is there-weekends usually require more time
23 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour or so depending how much you enjoy the exhibits.