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National Gallery of Art

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Address: 6th Street and Constitution Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20002
Phone Number: (202) 737-4215
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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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Such a great experience! No I can check it off my bucket list. Everyone must visit at least once in a lifetime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such a great experience! No I can check it off my bucket list. Everyone must visit at least once in a lifetime.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One can not enter this American Modern Art Collection of treasure without being in a state of utter awe

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Its amazing!! it has such a large collection and the incredible part is that you can enjoy all this free.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful building, knowledgeable and friendly staff, not too crowded even on a rainy weekend in August, fantastic collections! We enjoyed one of the free docent led tours. Did not do the audio tour but will try it next time as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Many times when I lived in Washington D.C., on a Sunday I would go with a friend or just myself and tour a few museums. I usually would start with the smaller galleries and end with the National Gallery of Art. One thing is it has a broad spectrum of displays, something for everyone's palette. I would spend hours getting... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The art collection is thorough and well presented in various rooms. The building itself is stunning with some beautiful garden style areas to take time out and relax before returning to the art.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our first time visiting this museum and all I can really say is OH MY GOODNESS!! The collection left us in awe. This museum is a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Left the kids behind and we skipped the 15-18th Century stuff as it leaves me cold. Beautiful Gauguin, Van Gogh, Renoir and Monet. Lovely gallery too

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful building and staff very informed. Didn't get to see all but what we did see was great. Loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Gallery is our nations grand collection of art. It is free, and a cool quiet place to visit. The building itself is beautiful and although they maintain a collection they do have changing exhibits, as well as lectures and tours available ongoing. The docent lead tours are always a good way to orientate yourself but also fun anytime.

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