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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.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
Downtown / Chinatown
+1 202-357-2700
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

The new Eye Pop exhibition is fantastic! I love the focus of the project and all the different ways artists used the celebrity gaze in their portraits. I don't think this is a permanent addition so see it while you can! The rest of the...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 29 January 2016

You could spends hours in here. It really is a national treasure, with a wide variety of art ranging from contemporary to classical. Oils to photography. It's easy to get overwhelmed. Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can grab a decent bite...More

Thank JFGainesville
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Of course there are so many beautiful paintings in a great building. I love going here when visiting DC. Pretty easy to get into, lots to see.

Thank jimmyihatetoregister
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Smithsonian Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum was the perfect “just got into DC Friday eve activity.” We had no plan for DC and were pleasantly surprised by the exhibits and number of people. We basically had the place to ourselves and enjoyed both parts of the...More

Thank Kris K
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Keep an eye out for special exhibits here, which are often remarkable - not that the art here isn't worth a trip as well. And check also for exhibits in The American Art Museum, as it is housed in the same building and I couldnt...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Visited this museum while waiting for my daughter who was on an interview. Not an art fan but this was more than just paintings. If you are interested in early American history this is a great museum. They had portraits but many historical facts to...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Even if you are not into art this is a great museum one of the best things we did. Leave a good half day if you want to wander through at your leisure. Some great artists paintings and you can take photos of most of...More

Reviewed 22 January 2016

JMJ Hiding from the snow, I spent hours enjoying the portraits of Presidents, and also art reflecting the American spirit. Many painting commissioned in the 1930's to give work to artists and to reflect what was happening in American big and small towns after the...More

Thank mother15
Reviewed 22 January 2016

There is a lot information to digest here as you look at the portraits and read the brief biographies.

Thank chrisV9772TA
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Unlike most attractions in D.C., there is a fee to enter into the National Portrait Gallery. I love seeing all of the major attractions in an area and this is certainly one of them. Since we are not huge art fans, this wasn’t the place...More

Thank Daniel A
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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.
3 June 2017|
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Response from atlantaru17 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see it at all.
13 March 2016|
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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.