National Gallery of Art

A huge museum with works of art from all eras - from the Gothic masters to the contemporaries. A must-visit for any art lover.


Free admission.

Business Hour

Monday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Driving Direction

By subway Yellow Line /Green Line to Archives Metro Station.

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User Comments

Claire Niemann 2017-01-09

The new East Wing is so vastly improved I couldn't believe it. I would definately recommend starting there and then wandering over to the west wing. Be aware that all the food options close around 3 so be sure to make time to eat if you need to. Since the museum is free, you really can't ask for more. I've mostly found the staff to be knowledgeable and helpful.
Samantha Yi 2016-12-12

I went to the national gallery on a weekday with a friend and her 5 month old baby. The baby was very well-behaved, she slept through most of it and didn't cry. All of the staff at the gallery were incredibly rude. They were not helpful in finding elevators to use though it was obvious we needed one for the stroller. They were also outright rude at multiple points, telling us to "hurry up" though it wasn't that crowded! Also, the gallery is laid out really poorly. The East Building is entirely disorganized. Overall very disappointing experience.
Joshua Clements 2016-10-11

I spent a couple hours at the National Gallery of Art, and could have spent at least an entire day. You can certainly stop in for an hour or two. However, to really appreciate this National Treasure, I suggest dedicating an entire day. There are many free tours that provide deeper insight into the collections, or you can take your own time and wander with printed or audio guides. I highly recommend the tours, as well as the audio tours. The architecture and stately interiors honor the value of art to our Nation and our collective culture. Definitely a must-see.