Visitors looking at artworks


It’s always face time at the National Portrait Gallery. We tell the diverse story of America through leaders, rebels, artists, entrepreneurs, and other prominent personalities who shaped our culture.


National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001


11:30 AM - 7:00 PM daily
Closed December 25
Admission is free


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Or call (202) 633-8300

The Portrait Gallery shares a building—named the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture—with the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  Our landmark Greek Revival building—one of the oldest federal structures in the city—is beloved by Washingtonians.  

There are entrances at F and G Streets. Visitors may enter the museum from either entrance.  Ramp access is available on the G Street side of the building.


The exterior of the National Portrait Gallery building, greek revival style architecture

Plan a Visit

Floor Plan and Museum Guides

Floorplan (PDF)
Self guided tour for families (PDF)

Docent Tours

Monday - Friday
12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
11:45 a.m., 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m.

Tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. Please check our events calendar.

Kogod Courtyard

Enjoy the Kogod Courtyard and Courtyard Café

Kogod Courtyard, open courtyard with glass canopy