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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 yesterday via mobile

My husband I loved this museum. It is enormous and every time you think you've seen everything in an area, you find another room. Presidential wing is awesome. Only reason I'm giving this a 4 star is because there is not enough seating for the...More

Thank 7Linda67
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was here last weekend with 2 friends and 10 year old twin boys. 1 of which is an art museum fan, 1 isn't. However, both really enjoyed the Portrait Gallery especially the Presidents. 1 of them went to the Art side and I took...More

Thank tchoiniere
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful building with American artists on the first floor and the official portraits of the presidents on the second floor displayed in chronological order. I wish they had self guided audio tours. It would have made the experience much better.This museum also stays open until...More

Thank GoldAdvice
Reviewed 4 days ago

A wonderful collection of artwork from America and Europe. A number of paintings I had not seen before. Well worth a visit.

Thank Noelle M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went to see the exhibitions commemorating military servicemen - powerful, emotional and beautiful. The Smithsonian at its international best. The display of Presidents official portraits intriguing - look out for Norman Rockwells official portrait of Richard Nixon. Before you go take the time to find...More

Thank KellyNebraska
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whether you want to admire the majesty of Queen Elizabeth I or a more contemporary portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Warhol this is the place to visit. There are, of course, portraits through the ages, and not just royals, in a variety of mediums.

Thank TonyGeorge59
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were not prepared for the amazingly inspirational experience this Smithsonian Institution museum provided. I was prepared to see dour portraits of bearded old white men arrayed in a manner that required respectful but limited interest and no immediate relevance. We were...More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum with more than just portraits. Love the atrium courtyard in the middle. Beautiful!

Thank JDumont821984
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed walking around looking at portraits of history making individuals. We saw the hall of Presidents as well as portraits of poets, inventors, military leaders, and celebrities. A really neat place.

Thank TalSmh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gallery of presidential portraits drew us here, and they were very special. The information on each president with an understanding of the artist, timing of the portrait and context provided was an amazing way to absorb this aspect of US history. The gallery presentations...More

Thank AG552013
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4 June 2017|
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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.
4 June 2017|
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Response from atlantaru17 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see it at all.
14 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.