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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Always a good stop for art. There were some really interesting pieces, as always. I love art, so I could wander the many galleries for hours.

Thank KatKealy
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely have this on your list of things to see while in DC, but skip it if you run out of time. For art lovers it's great to visit. The artwork was beautiful and the museum was nice.

Thank Kirstie N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So, I expected room after room of dull painting/photos of people I'd never heard of. Not so. Yes, it's filled with portraits but not just of one individual after another. The exhibits create complete pictures of individuals and groups of people. It's about their lives...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
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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.