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Smithsonian American Art Museum

8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
+1 202-633-1000
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Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works depicting the history of art in the United States.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“patent office” (13 reviews)
“third floor” (25 reviews)
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8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
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+1 202-633-1000
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"covered courtyard"
in 16 reviews
"patent office"
in 13 reviews
"third floor"
in 25 reviews
"presidential portraits"
in 18 reviews
"great collection"
in 20 reviews
"civil war"
in 26 reviews
"on display"
in 32 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 22 reviews
"my favorite"
in 16 reviews
"national treasure"
in 11 reviews
"across the street"
in 16 reviews
"national mall"
in 21 reviews
"luce"
in 19 reviews
"saam"
in 16 reviews
"bierstadt"
in 12 reviews
"atrium"
in 35 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the few museums we have not been to. I'm so glad we stopped in. What an amazing collection. Portraits, sculptures, and much more.

Thank Kyle G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing art in an equally amazing building. Not to be missed. Some very beautiful and very historic works. Worth a day...or two...or three.

Thank Sue K
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great museum, of course. But beware of the cafeteria downstairs unless you are very wealthy. 4 lunches of hamburgers and fries, 3 waters, 1 soda and a bag of chips cost us $81!!!! We determined that it was best to find a food truck before...More

Thank Donna A
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We waited about 15 minutes in line, but so worth the wait! Very nice Harry Winston collection. We saw the Hope diamond and other treasures. Lots of animal skeletons that most kids will enjoy.

Thank Beluga4162
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Must see on any visit to DC. You can lose yourself for a day in this fantastic place. As with any Smithsonian Institution, well-managed, excellent service, outstanding quality.

Thank Kraig M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of the few museums I visited during my trip in D.C, this was by far one of my favorites. Take your time to walk thru and see it all. If you're carrying a backpack, they make you wear it in the front or carry...More

Thank mdizX
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to specifically see Julia Child's kitchen. I grew up watching her cook all things delicious. She was talented and fun. It was a pleasure to behold the actual kitchen and my visit was a wonderful walk down memory lane. There were also a...More

Thank Reasonable50
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is historic - the original Patent Office - and is used today to display a collection of American Art, the National Portrait Gallery and the Luce Center for Conservation. It's an entire city block of good stuff - and has evening hours.

Thank 349Charles25
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the area that included all the first lady dresses for the inauguration and also showed clips of their dance with the President. It was also nice to see the china selected by each as well. Crowds are unavoidable but definitely worth the visit. Cool...More

Thank HelenChenTX
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is just so much to see and do at the Smithsonian -- spend as much or as little time as your have. Just know what you want to see and which museum it is in. Don't expect the maps at the Smithsonian to tell...More

Thank Donnita F
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darkfalcon500
20 June 2017|
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Response from johnny_simpatico | Reviewed this property |
One could spend hours there. My limit for any museum is about 90 minutes. This museum is centrally located downtown and it's free to enter. I would recommend one visit to the American Art side and second visit to the... More
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Wilson K
1 March 2017|
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Response from SKL2010 | Reviewed this property |
2 hours on one side (the Am Art Museum), break for lunch in the courtyard or at one of the places nearby, and then 2 hours on the other side (Nat'l. Portrait Gallery). Highly recommend going up to the top floor gallery of... More
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Alan B
23 August 2016|
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Response from Wendy A | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember seeing them when I was there. They may have been on display but I didn't see them. Sorry.
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