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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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I find something new every time I visit

Be sure to check out the tours they have so many every day. Many days they schedule non-english tours. I attend the 'picture this' tour for people with low vision each month... read more

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

Be sure to check out the tours they have so many every day. Many days they schedule non-english tours. I attend the 'picture this' tour for people with low vision each month with my father. All the docents seem to really love the work and they take so much time to research. Take time to walk in the ground floor... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's always nice to visit historical sites. Having been to museums in several countries, I wanted to check out the National Art Gallery in my own country. It was a nice place to visit and I appreciated many of the modern portraits. The American President sections seemed to be missing a president...

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about this gallery! The staff are so helpful and friendly, there is tons to see - classical, modern etc. They also house the only Leonardo in the Western Hemisphere. We went with two small kids and they did fine we went quickly to keep them entertained - they also have an outdoor garden with... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is one of the top 20 highlights of a visit to Washington, D.C. This museum will just keep getting better because it has acquired the Corcoran Gallery's artwork after the Corcoran's closing. The museum's art will not make you forget the great art museums in the world but will very appealingly occupy about 2-3 hours of your time. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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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