National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art, Washington DC: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, National Gallery of Art Reviews: 5/5

National Gallery of Art
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11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We belong to you. The National Gallery of Art—the nation’s museum—preserves, collects, exhibits, & fosters understanding of works of art.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
How to get there
  • Archives • 5 min walk
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 8 min walk
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5.0
9,196 reviews
Excellent
7,586
Very good
1,334
Average
206
Poor
48
Terrible
22

Ron S
New York City, NY4,685 contributions
National Gallery of Art
Jul 2021
It's finally open, no online appointments needed. Terrific Dutch art galleries with all 4 Vermeers on view again, great collection of Italian masters, excellent impressionist exhibit.
Written July 24, 2021
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Bertram S
Wyoming, MI781 contributions
Absolutely Marvelous
Jul 2021
This is really worth going through. There are many famous paintings hanging here, and it’s worth seeing them. This is a place you can spend a whole day in. We only saw half the museum, and there was another part of it next door. They had a special activity here: you could pick up a pad of paper to copy pictures on. It was a lot of fun to try drawing some – much more involving.
Written July 22, 2021
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BRITOPSPIN
Philadelphia, PA249 contributions
Great Art Museum
Jul 2021
It was very nice to escape to DC to see the museums with my family over the weekend. We loved the National Gallery of Art because it had a great mix of European, American, and Modern artwork.
Written July 19, 2021
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johntpt
Toluca, Mexico2,011 contributions
And it's free!
Jul 2021 • Family
The National Gallery is truly an American treasure and is one of the best art museums in the world. It's hard to believe that it's still free - take advantage!
Written July 18, 2021
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Notacamper99
California194 contributions
Fantastic art museum stuffed with treasures
Jul 2021
So many things here to see that are can’t miss experiences: the Vermeers, the entire room of Calder mobiles, the Monets you’ve seen in pictures a hundred times but now in real life, the very-well curated renaissance art section, the beautiful inner courtyards and central fountain, The Adoration of the Magi, the fantastic John Singer Sargent collection…there’s too many to name. It’s easy to spend hours wandering and enjoying. Don’t miss this.
Written July 15, 2021
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Danielle G
20 contributions
First time in DC
Jun 2021 • Couples
So much to see! Our first time in DC. We were at the National Gallery of Art for 4 hours and feel like we barely made a dent. Awesome gift shop and the coffee/gelato shop was open. Didn’t have to wear masks. My only complaint is for how pristine the museum was, the bathrooms were gross.
Written June 26, 2021
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Faye L
Sandston, VA192 contributions
Must see if you love art
Jun 2021
There is so much to see in this Gallery. If you are a fan of Art, don't miss it. Many of the old masters are displayed here. The rotunda gave us a WOW experience. Right now the gallery is only open on certain days and you have to have a reservation to get in. We looked on-line to book but the site said sold out. We decided to just stop by and see if we could get in and lucky for us there was available space.
Written June 23, 2021
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nellybeck
New Market, Virginia13 contributions
THE BEST
May 2021
The NGA is one of the greatest gifts any organization gives in this country. In the world!! The staff, art, architectural spaces are truly beyond description. A lot of folks think this is a Smithsonian museum but it is not! And yet it's all free. Thank you thank you thank you.
Written May 26, 2021
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Brittany_11_10
Los Angeles, CA1,350 contributions
Lots to see
May 2021
Beautiful museum with so much to see. Only the West Building is open right now, and we still spent a couple hours admiring the sculptures and colonial furniture just on the ground floor. You can easily spend a day here when it's fully open.

Entry is free, you just need to sign up for your ticket(s) online in advance.
Written May 20, 2021
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Leland P
Marion, IN22 contributions
Major art from all over the world
Dec 2020
One need not go to Europe to experience the art of Rembrandt, Rubens, Degas, Renoir, Picasso, Van Go, Vinci, and other masters. There is also major works of Americans, such as Andrew Wyatt, O'Keefe, Hooper, Homer, etc. With it's changing exhibits, one can keep coming back again and again. The buildings are most impressive as well, with the East wing being modern and the West wing being classical. it would take weeks to take in all that is on display in the National Museum of Art
Written February 3, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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