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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%
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“american art” (146 reviews)
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F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
Downtown / Chinatown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I learned so much from this small exhibit and am rereading The Bell Jar because of it. Tasty macchiato in the cate. Be selective about what to see or t can feel overwhelming.

Thank Elana E
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited to DC for the first time as an adult this past week, and I knew I wanted to visit the National Portrait Gallery. And I'm glad I did. Gallery after gallery of portraits that were interesting and beautiful and historical. First stop? The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My daughter and I enjoyed the portrait Gallery, the highlight for us was probably President Obama’s been Michelle Obama’s portrait. There is also wide variety of portraits and sculptures that we also enjoyed viewing.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed seeing the portraits of all of the presidents. Some were rather unusual but most were lifelike.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little early for our dinner reservations so we took a chance on stopping by to see the recently revealed portraits of President Obama and Mrs. Obama. Awesome!! However we were so impressed with the entire gallery just walking through the halls very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The highlight was the hall of presidents, Obama being the latest inductee. Many innovations such as the Morse code device and first singer sewing machine are on display.

Thank Tradingcomet
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the Dullsville you might imagine when someone says "Portrait Gallery." The permanent collection is excellent and fascinating, and there are always great special exhibits of photography and painting, much of which is very topical and not just for the history professors among...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is more than a stone's throw off the Washington Mall, but not too far to walk. Wear comfortable shoes if walking from the Mall, and look down for sidewalk cracks and be careful crossing busy streets. Once you are there, though, you will have...More

Thank hugs4u
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent chronology of the 44 presidents with the highlight being the portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama. The rest of the Gallery has some stunning and historically noteworthy portraits of people who have shaped America. A must see.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fascinating museum. The Presidential portraits alone are worth the visit: even if you have seen some of these online or in print, it is a powerful experience to stand in front of them and confront the ways in which they evoke their...More

Thank Sarah B
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Response from Gooner10_8 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there : You should take a look at the National Portrait Gallery's own website. You'll find quite a lot of helpful information under the VISIT - ACCESSIBILITY section, including the following : "For your comfort... More
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Meghana U
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Response from Steve H | Reviewed this property |
We spent 4 hours but we easily could have gone 8 or more. There is so much to see to include rotating collections. You can even grab lunch there but there are plenty of restaurants in the area and with admission free you... More
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