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- 98%History Buffs
- 81%Art & Design Lovers
- 79%Family Travelers
- 71%Local Culture
- 51%Business Travelers
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User Reviews (20 Reviews)
- National Portrait GalleryMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 12Oct 21, 2013
One of my favorite spots in D.C.! Such a large variety and range of artwork. Definitely kept me entertained for a good 2-3 hours.
- National Portrait GalleryMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness TravelersGreen Travelers+ 1Apr 07, 2013
Very beautiful and free. This Smithsonian landmark is not in located near most of the other museums, but rather occupies a prominent street corner near DC's Chinatown, now one of the city's liveliest entertainment districts. If you're in the area and just looking for a place to decompress, read or get a little work done, I highly recommend the central cafe here - it's a beautiful and peaceful spot, and you can make yourself at home throughout operating hours.
- National Portrait GalleryMar 30, 2013
I may be one of the few people who love this museum. It houses portraits of U.S. Presidents, and also contains plaster casts of at least Lincoln's hands. It's less populated than other 'large' D.C. museums, and makes for a nice visit if you a) hate crowds and b) want to see something a bit different but still art-centric.
- National Portrait GalleryMar 26, 2013
It was alright. Interesting perspective to have these portraits of very important historical figures, though not the most exciting in terms of art. There are other exhibits, though didn't find them all that interesting. Also visited for the video game exhibit, which was quite underwhelming. Worth a quick and free detour if hitting the other museums in DC.
- National Portrait GalleryCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Mar 25, 2013
FREE and wonderful way to walk through the portraits of US Presidents, authors, movie stars and inventors. A time vault of US history focusing on the people who made it great.
- National Portrait GalleryNov 10, 2012
My favorite museum in DC for its incredible architecture, including the Kogod Courtyard. Housed in the same space as the American Art museum, they have incredible exhibitions and their permanent exhibitions exhibit great American folk art, an art restoration lab, and a fantastic modern exhibit. This is the jewel of Chinatown.
- National Portrait GalleryJul 05, 2012
I used to work in this building before the recent enclosing of the court yard, it was wonderful then and is really amazing now well worth a trip to see the court yard alone. Stop and take a look at some art as well see portraits of many notable Americans and take a look at the Museum of American Art as well which shares the same building.