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Smithsonian American Art Museum

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Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: (202) 633-1000
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works...
Part of the Smithsonian Institution that owns more than 40,000 works depicting the history of art in the United States.
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simple but efficient

had variety despite lacking the 'wow' factor that i had seen from other museums. really helped it wasnt packed so i could digest the place really well (we went in november... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

had variety despite lacking the 'wow' factor that i had seen from other museums. really helped it wasnt packed so i could digest the place really well (we went in november) pretty cool place and i ended up staying longer than i expected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

American Art Museum is a must-see museum in Washington, DC! It has a rich collection of American art, starting from the colonial period and up to our days. It is a Smithsonian (free admission) museum; thus, affordable to everyone.

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Vinhedo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Entrance is free. The museum has astonishing realistic paintings. The is a modern section too at the top floor that was really interesting. The architecture of the upper floors is also very nice, specialy when sided with so many good statues.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is off the beaten path near the Chinatown section, but it is free and currently has a celebrity portrait exhibit that is fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For me it takes more than one day to enjoy. Just take your time and enjoy. I have been many times and will go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The story of how the Smithsonian Institution came into being is remarkable.. We should be so grateful that this wonderful collection of museums exists at all. I went with my daughter, and we couldn't get over the fact that the visit to all of these wonders was free.. I, personally, recommend talking to the volunteers and guards. They have their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The American Art Museum offers art by American painters and sculptors (and some furniture) in a low key building without the crowds of the mall. Parking can be a little tough. Handicap access is excellent. One room had three HUGE landscapes of Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, which was an amazing sight. The courtyard is a nice treat, with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I went to the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a corporate event. During the evening we were allowed to look around the gallery. I would not describe myself as an 'art lover', but I found many of the exhibits really interesting from a historical point of view. For example, one area gave a fascinating insight into scenes from the Civil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A don't miss museum in the Smithsonian! A nice glimpse of Americana that is well worth a visit while in in DC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The kids will love this museum, a lot to see so give yourself time. Plenty of things to take pictures of. Lots of planes. Overall very nice experience.

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Additional Information about Smithsonian American Art Museum

Address: 8th and F Streets, NW, Washington DC, DC 20013
Phone Number: (202) 633-1000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

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