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National Gallery of Art

6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
+1 202-737-4215
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One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
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+1 202-737-4215
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Reviewed yesterday

We have visited the National Gallery of Art on many occasions and are invariably impressed, particularly by the West Building which features more traditional works. The gallery certainly lives up to its name as The National Gallery. Particularly to us, the impressionist collection and the...More

Thank Al G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I visited this marvellous gallery three times in a week - its variety does not stale and a good restaurant. If you enjoy paintings, it's a must see.

Thank UKandFrance
Reviewed yesterday

The big blue rooster was a highlight for our grandchildren - as well as the amazing light tunnel connecting the two wings.

Thank Vicky681
Reviewed 2 days ago

The NGA is one of the best museums in DC. They have a broad range of exhibits and honestly, it takes more than one visit to do properly. Would recommend doing on your own but also if doing multiple visits, exploring different themed tours.

Thank theprincessandqueen
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great museum of art. Has some famous European artist on display. American art work is great too. Wasn't very crowded

Thank disney23mickey
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the top spots in DC, a must-see on any visit, is the National Gallery of Art. It is free, quiet, and peaceful. Amazing art collection, including art from everywhere in the world, from ancient times through today.

Thank jtrvlr1
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughter loves art, so we decided to check out the gallery of art. I would suggest getting a map and picking the areas where you are interested. There is so much to see! We stuck to the bottom floor, and the top were they...More

Thank timdB900ML
Reviewed 4 days ago

Take the docent led tour. It's an hour of your time and will give you a great overview of the museum and history, along with ideas of how to "view" collections

Thank jenehr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday almost just to escape the searing heat outside. Beautifully air conditioned, we strolled around enjoying the artworks. In the basement there is a cafe serving typically American meals and not too expensive either. Some very expensive paintings all under one roof.

Thank Sweeperman
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is just a must do for all ages Both the East building and west building are a must do... you might need an entire day if you love art .. this is equally great with kids .. great gift shop and really fun cafeteria.....More

Thank darlynec2017
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27 August 2017|
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Response from NGAcommunications |
Yes, the National Gallery of Art is a federally funded museum and would close in case on government shutdown.
Jim R
12 May 2017|
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Response from gypsygrandma1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can be dropped right at the handicapped entrance. I am not sure if they have wheelchairs or scooters available. You can check their website. It is very user friendly with ramps and elevators and super nice staff!
Diana H
3 May 2017|
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