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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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F Street NW, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, DC 20560
Downtown / Chinatown
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"american art"
in 147 reviews
"famous americans"
in 45 reviews
"covered courtyard"
in 36 reviews
"patent office"
in 34 reviews
"presidents portraits"
in 32 reviews
"historical figures"
in 47 reviews
"third floor"
in 63 reviews
"civil war"
in 100 reviews
"great art"
in 38 reviews
"verizon center"
in 33 reviews
"permanent collection"
in 32 reviews
"special exhibit"
in 31 reviews
"across the street"
in 62 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 42 reviews
"on display"
in 63 reviews
"my favorite"
in 42 reviews
"beautiful building"
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Reviewed yesterday

for Washington's portraits alone, this museum is just wonderful. And theres so so much more.... Its also one of the quieter places.... Don't miss it. You will just love it. Portrait of Christopher Reeve took my breath away.

Thank BROOKLYNLIZZIE
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Reviewed yesterday

A guide on another tour told us about the National Portrait Gallery. It has so much history and is so informative about the individuals who have shaped our country. the Presidential hall was the best part of the museum (and the most popular)

Thank terrib9591
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Reviewed yesterday

We hadn't anticipated how much time one could spend in this beautiful museum. So much to see and learn. Would consider a docent tour next visit.

Thank MarieAnne B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We come here often and always manage to see something new on both sides. The Kogod Courtyard is the most peaceful place in DC. Highly recommend for all ages.

Thank RonFG
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I visited with my family the evening of he Summer Solstice Event. We had never seen the presidential portraits, and there were plenty of people upstairs looking at them. All of a sudden, a security lady told us we had to leave the second floor...More

Thank Clara W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the mall and Chinatown. It has an EXCELLENT and compelling collection both the temporary and the permanent collection. I would suggest two visits to limit the exhibit exhaustion because it is...More

Thank jmlcamacho
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is so much to see - my kids were amazed - just the paintings of celebrities or sports stars was enough but then...the Presidents! Wow & FUN

Thank NWWineGirl
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There is so much more to this place than portraits. Lots of interesting art and history. celebrities, sports figures, authors and of course presidents as well as some cool art

Thank rjfmkt
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went right at opening on a Sunday morning and it was nice and quiet with no crowds. We were able to see all of the Presidents portraits (and Michelle Obama) with ease and no line ups. Truly fabulous! We also saw Black Out: Silhouettes...More

Thank melinda r
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Yes, you do have all the US presidents but you also have 2 floors of great exhibitions (photos and paintings). Best was the one on the workers, so moving!! and don't forget to enjoy the courtyard.

Thank JazzyYazzy
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Marisie007
22 June 2018|
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Response from RustonTraveller | Reviewed this property |
No wait to enter. I’ve seen a 10-15 minute wait to stand in front of President Obama’s portrait (Weekend), Mrs Obama’s portrait was just crowded.
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vanemburghsusie
5 May 2018|
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Response from bobphillips32 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe so
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vanemburghsusie
5 May 2018|
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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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