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“What a collection”

National Portrait Gallery
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials
Ranked #16 of 430 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Visitors can view the portraits of all the U.S. presidents.
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“What a collection”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

The National Portrait Gallery is in the old US Patent Building, directly across the street from the International Spy Museum, near Ford's Theater. Famous paintings, including all the Presidential portraits, photographs, and a great collection of American Art and sculpture.

Upstairs, off the gallery where President Lincoln had his second inaugural ball, are a series of glass-walled rooms, where you can literally observe as skilled staff repairs, cleans, and refurbish famous pieces of art

Visited November 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Must see in DC”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is such a great art gallery. Budget time to explore and take in the many galleries. Also spend time in the courtyard relaxing after the galleries.

Visited November 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic galery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

Different, well curated, a fantastic range of traditional to modern and themed collections. I wish I'd had more time to spend there.

Visited November 2013
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“always impressive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

The portraits alone are impressive, even better when a docent walks you through the stories of America's leaders. We stayed there, at the American Art museum, until they closed, late in the day.

Visited September 2013
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New Hyde Park, New York
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“An Enjoyable Afternoon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Nicely laid out, easy to navigate and a strong collection. Particularly enjoyed the Portrait competition exhibit.

Visited November 2013
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