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  • Address: 4th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, National Mall, Washington D.C. 20565, USA
  • Hours: Open Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm, Sun 11am - 6pm
  • Admission: Free

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National Gallery of Art Tours

Affiliated with but not a part of the Smithsonian, the National Gallery needs two buildings (connected by an underground tunnel) to house its stunning collections (more than 110,000 objects) of painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the Middle Ages to the present. Kids love the walking escalator that traverses the two buildings and conveniently empties into the airy cafeteria where you can press your nose against the giant sheet of glass and look out onto a cascading waterfall.

The original neoclassical building, known as the West Building, exhibits primarily European works, from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, including pieces by El Greco, Monet, and Cézanne. Don't miss the room full of Renoirs, including the famous Girl with a Hoop.

Across 4th Street NW, the angular East Building is where you'll find the Calder mobile along with other abstract and modern works. Across 7th Street from the West Wing sits the National Gallery Sculpture Garden, a beautifully landscaped park of open lawns, a pool with a spouting fountain, and 17 sculptures. In warm weather, people linger for lunch on the wide rim of the pool.

Practical Info

The National Gallery of Art is located on the north side of the National Mall, convenient to metro and bus stops. An information desk has a floor plan and a calendar of events. Allow at least 2 hours to tour the gallery, more for exploring other buildings.

The gallery has a number of dining options, including the sculpture garden's Pavilion Café. On Sunday evenings, October through June, the gallery hosts a popular concert series.

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National Gallery of Art Small-Group Walking Tour, Washington DC, null
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National Gallery of Art Small-Group Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 6 Reviews

With an art historian as your guide, take a three-hour small-group tour of the West Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC. In a group of no ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
National Mall and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Tour, Washington DC, Museum Tickets & Passes
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National Mall and National Gallery of Art Small-Group Tour

Make the most of your visit to DC on this comprehensive 5 to 5.5 hour small group tour welcoming no more than 8 guests. Our guide will show you the iconic ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $125.00
Renegade Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Renegade Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Get an unconventional look at the famous National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC with this guided, 2-hour tour. The museum is a world-class, venerable ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up, Washington DC, Literary, Art & Music ... 
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Moonlit Motor Coach Tour of the National Mall with Pick-Up

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

Explore the popular monuments in Washington, DC with this guided, 3-hour tour of the National Mall at night. Hop aboard a deluxe motor coach and enjoy an ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.00
Small Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Night Tours
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Small Group Tour of the National Gallery of Art

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Join fellow travelers on this 2 to 2.5 hour small-group tour through the National Gallery of Art, one of the premier art collections in the country. Our ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs

From USD $69.00
Private Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Private Guided Tour of the National Gallery of Art

Join this 2 to 2.5 hour private tour through the National Gallery of Art, one of the premier art collections in the country. Our expert guides will put the ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 2 to 2.5 hrs

From USD $69.00
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art Combo Tour, Washington DC, ... 
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Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and National Gallery of Art Combo Tour

Get the most from your visit to DC's Museums by taking this combo tour that mixes natural marvels with iconic artists. This 5 to 5.5 hour guided tour ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 5 to 5.5 hrs

From USD $125.00
Guided Tour of Washington DC, Washington DC, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Guided Tour of Washington DC

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Explore Washington DC’s top landmarks and monuments on a 3- or 6-hour tour by deluxe coach with full narration from an expert guide throughout the tour. Stop ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $64.00
Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour, Washington DC, City Tours
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Washington DC After Dark Wonder Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

DC after dark wonder is a comprehensive tour with the guide directing you to all the monuments and memorials at a wonderful pace while giving you fascinating ...  Read more

Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials, Washington DC, Night ... 
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Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials

3 star rating: Worth doing 41 Reviews

Enjoy easy transportation across the city by double-decker bus on three sightseeing loops with this hop-on hop-off tour in Washington DC. With a 24-hour pass, ...  Read more

Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia
Duration: Varies

From USD $49.00

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