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National Gallery of Art

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Address: West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: 202-737-4215
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Dining, Ice skating
Description: One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one...
One of the world's greatest art museums is comprised of two buildings: one holds paintings from the 13th through the 18th centuries and the other exhibits modern art.
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I found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable, and the exhibits varied and interesting. A wonderful 4 hours on a Sunday afternoon well spent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable, and the exhibits varied and interesting. A wonderful 4 hours on a Sunday afternoon well spent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Good art gallery, must see, must spent at least 1/2 day to 1 day. Must see: Leonardo da Vinci - Ginevra de' Benci

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

It seems around every corner was another work of art I recognized, and more that were just as amazing that I didn't recognize.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Has impressive collection of works from world masters including the only DaVinci in the Americas among others masterpieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The National Gallery is a classical edifice that provides traditional skylit galleries off of a monumental hall graced with a central domed space and two indoor winter gardens. The building alone is worth a visit. The art, mostly European and American paintings, is spectacular as well. Pick a period or a style and go through those galleries carefully. Don't try... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I visited with my 15 and 13-yr old children. We were disappointed that the modern wing was closed for renovation. But, we were impressed by the rest! Several classics are to be found here and the docents are VERY helpful. We never felt stifled by crowds. Be sure to take the people mover between the two wings. It was my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

magnificent building well worth a visit just to experience that space.Wonderful exhibitions both the special and permanent were a real treat. To cap it off on a hot day, great place to eat and have a break

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A must to see a wonderful collection, you will need a whole day, you can take pictures of most of the paintings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

So much to see here. Leave plenty of time to take it all in. Can take photos without flash. Centrally located amongst other attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A stunning collection of art. Even for those among us who aren't art fans (myself included), it is easy to appreciate the museum. Laid out with couches in most gallery rooms so you can sit while you observe the paintings (a big plus after doing a day or 2 on your feet in DC). Also, not as crowded as it... More 

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Additional Information about National Gallery of Art

Address: West Building, Constitution Avenue and 6th Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: 202-737-4215
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > National Mall
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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