National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is a historic art museum between 7th, 9th, F, and G Streets NW in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Founded in 1962 and opened to the public in 1968, it is part of the Smithsonian Institution. Its collections focus on images of famous Americans.

To keep us all safe, and to support efforts to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, we have limited capacity and implemented new safety measures in our museums.

Your visit to the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, two Smithsonian museums that share one historic building, will be different and new procedures will be in place. Please review the important information below as you plan your visit.

Click here to obtain your pass which will be good for entry to both the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Portrait Gallery.

Hours: Open Wednesday – Sunday | 11:30 a.m. – 7 p.m
Closed Nov. 11 & 26, Dec 24 & 25 and Jan. 20, 2021
Admission is FREE