National Portrait Gallery

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Welcome to the National Portrait Gallery which through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story. Through the visual and performing arts, we celebrate leaders such as George Washington and Martin Luther King Jr., artists such as George Gershwin, activists such as Sequoyah and Rosa Parks

Do you know  the National Portrait Gallery shares with the Smithsonian American Art Museum one of Washington’s oldest public buildings, a National Historic Landmark that was begun in 1836 to house the U.S. Patent Office.

The museum is open Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 7pm. The museum is closed on the 25th of December.

The museum is conveniently located above the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metrorail station (Red, Yellow and Green lines) at Eighth and F Streets, NW, D.C., 20001. Metro hours, fare information, and maps are available at The DC Circulator also serves the museum’ Penn Quarter neighborhood. Hours, fare information and maps are available at

Enjoy your visit!
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