We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202-338-3552
Website
Description: Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art...
Museum home of 200 sculptures and paintings, as well as African art, housed in an elaborate Philip Johnson-designed building.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 33 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 24
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Marvelous building and art collection

We live in Washington area but had never visited the Kreeger. We had a marvelous tour by Florence which enhanced our visit tremendously. The tour was an hour and a half and is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
back-to-bach
,
Washington, D.C., USA
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Washington, D.C., USA
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We live in Washington area but had never visited the Kreeger. We had a marvelous tour by Florence which enhanced our visit tremendously. The tour was an hour and a half and is free with entry. It included both the inside collection as well as the garden sculptures. The building itself is wonderful and she gave us the architectural history... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
55 attraction reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

The museum is wonderful and you should go. That takes care of that. But the web site is confusing and I intend to give you the real skinny. If you want to browse the art on your own, at your leisure, you MUST go on Friday-Saturday. If you go during the week when reservations are required, there are several things... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This museum is definitely one of the hidden gems of DC. The variety of collections is very interesting. It was also interesting to look at the different Picasso paintings and how they changed over time. THe collection of Monet paintings was also quite good. The guided tour added much value to the visit. Our tour guide took time to explain... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
363 reviews 363 reviews
96 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went on an out of date Groupon (or Living Social) and fully expected to make up the difference. Instead we were welcomed with open arms. It was a really nice gesture. The museum itself was in an interesting building - lots of light and nifty places for exhibits. We were able to make the rounds in about an hour.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Crofton, Maryland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I had been wanting to go to this museum for a while, but I (mistakenly) thought it was very hard to get into. You do have to make reservations to go during the week (Tuesday-Thursday), but not on weekends (Friday-Saturday). However, there is limited parking, as it was originally the private home of the Kreegers. The home was designed by... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This museum is a total experience: The architect is Johnson, the interior staircase is by the same designer who did the New York State Theater (Now David Koch Theater) and looks the same too. The light is ideal for art viewing. there is a great collection of Modern and Impressionist artists that cover all the big names but I was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Not only is the content great, but we loved the way the museum was designed. Both the permanent exhibits and temporary ones were great. But the true highlight is the walk outside. The sculptures are really amazing and they vary in style. Admission is only 10 bucks per person (adult price) so I would recommend it. Tips: The crowds are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
38 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The Kreegers were amazing to have amassed such an impressive art collection. This museum is actually the former home of the Kreegers, built to accommodate their minimalist/modernistic lifestyle along with their precious paintings and sculptures. When you arrive, be sure to stop in the 'coat room' to read the background of the Kreegers. Then go on to stroll the two... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmette, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This museum offers a small, but exquisite, collection of modern art housed in a Philip Johnson building that is a perfect setting for the paintings and sculpture. The fact that the collection is small invites you to take time and appreciate the beautiful balance between the architecture and the artwork.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
155 reviews 155 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Impressionist painters, Picasso, sculpture garden all set on 10 acres in a house museum designed by Phillip johnson. You can spend a quiet half hour alone in the Monet room. What more could you ask for? We'll if you get there by the end of December you can see a stunning exhibit of tree sculptures by Emile Brzezinski (yes wife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Kreeger Museum also viewed

 
Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC
 

Been to The Kreeger Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Kreeger Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?