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Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery

Washington, United States

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery tells the history of America through individuals who have shaped its culture. Through the visual arts, performing arts and new media, the Portrait Gallery portrays poets and presidents, visionaries and villains, actors and activists whose lives tell the American story.

Museum Hours:
11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. daily
Closed December 25

Admission: FREE

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(202) 633-8300

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National Portrait Gallery8th St NW & F St NW
Washington, DC 20001
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