Adult programs at the National Portrait Gallery provide opportunities to socialize and engage with art, history, and biography through a wide variety of workshops, performances, webinars, and tours. 

Docent-led tours are still suspended. We are working hard to get our wonderful volunteer docents ready to give tours of the National Portrait Gallery again. Keep checking back on our website to be notified of in-person tours returning to the museum shortly. Thank you for your patience!

Docent in a yellow jacket giving a tour in the gallery

Virtual Group Tours

By reservation
Online via Zoom

Since we can’t get together in person, let’s meet up remotely! The National Portrait Gallery is now offering docent-led group tours for adults online. Tours on the following topics will be available by registration:

  • Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery Permanent Collection
  • America’s Presidents
  • Docent’s Choice of the National Portrait Gallery's Exhibitions and Collections
  • Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
  • Thematic Docent's Choice Tours

Reservations must be made three weeks in advance of the desired tour date. To receive a tour request form, e-mail or click here to request online. All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur.