Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum guided tour
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Attractions & guided tours

Private and Semi-Private Smithsonian Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum guided tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the Obama and Pocahontas portraits
  • Artworks featuring Civil war generals McClellan, Grant, and Sherman
  • Experience America: WPA art from Roosevelt’s new deal
  • Check out the famous Gilbert portrait of Washington
  • Paintings by Whistler, Hopper, Mary Cassatt, and David Hockney
What to expect

The Portrait Gallery once a Civil War Era hospital where famed poet Walt Whitman helped injured soldiers. Today, those portraits along with thousands of others are housed in the building. The Portrait Gallery has hosted art exhibits since 1829 and eventually becoming a dedicated museum. Featuring portraits of the great women and men who aided strengthen the United States. Presidents and first ladies are displayed, as well as military leaders of the Civil War, such as Grant and Sherman. See 19th-century daguerreotypes, early photographs, before learning about Robber Barons and Suffragettes of the early 20th century.
Move on to the American Art Museum where artists impressionist artist Mary Cassatt is on display. See iconic paintings by Edward Hopper and David Hockney. Georgia O’Keeffe’s alluring flowers will strike up conversations as much as the unusual portrait of former President Obama. Learn about the WPA-era photographs that depicted the nation during the Great Depression.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Entrance fees
    • Guided tour
    Where

    8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide on the steps outside the G Street entrance to the museum.

    What to remember
    • Semi-private tours have 8 guests per guide for a more intimate and personalized experience
    • The semi-private tour has a minimum requirement of 2 participants to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if the minimum is not met)
    • Private museum tour: Private professional tour guide just for you
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    When
    • Daily: See calendar
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    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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