Accessibility

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Arriving and Parking
The 6th Street entrance to the West Building at Constitution Avenue and the 4th Street entrance to the East Building each have ramps to accommodate visitors in wheelchairs or with strollers. The 6th Street entrance may be used as a drop-off and pick-up location. Image: The international symbol of accessibility Visitors with vehicles displaying the international symbol of accessibility may park in the spaces available on the west side of 4th Street along the curb inside the plaza. Additional parking spaces for such vehicles are available at the following locations: two spaces in front of the Mall entrance to the West Building and three spaces just past the Sculpture Garden on Madison Drive. If you have a disability and cannot find a parking space, please see the security officer stationed outside the West Building on the 4th Street plaza.

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Wheelchair and Stroller Availability and Accessibility
Wheelchairs and strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis at all entrances. The exhibition spaces and public facilities are accessible by elevator. Elevator use by visitors with disabilities may require assistance. The Gallery's free Map and Visitors Guide, which lists all accommodations, including accessible restrooms, can be obtained at any information desk in the West or East Buildings. Floor plans of the West and East Buildings showing these accommodations can be viewed online.

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, located between 7th and 9th Streets NW on the Mall, is wheelchair-accessible. Accessible restrooms are available at the Pavilion Café.


Programs for Visitors with Disabilities

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ASL at the NGA: An Introduction to the National Gallery Collection
Tours of the West and East Building collections are offered in American Sign Language (ASL), with voice interpretation into English, the second Sunday of each month at 1:00. For dates and more information about the tour schedule and location, please visit the ASL tours page.

Art for ASL Learners
This tour is designed specifically for students learning American Sign Language. Groups of 10–20 participants can book an appointment with a guide to experience a 60-minute tour and discussion led entirely in ASL. A voice interpreter can be provided upon request. This tour is offered by appointment only. Please contact asl@nga.gov to book a tour.

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Picture This: Tours for People with Visual Impairments
Tours with an emphasis on verbal description of the West and East Building collections are offered on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 1:00. For dates and more information about the tour schedule, please visit the Guided Tours page.

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Audio Described Films
Please check the current listings for information about upcoming audio described films.

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Special Tours, Audio Devices, and Print Materials
Interpreted tours for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing and guides for visitors who are blind or partially sighted are available upon request for tours of the permanent collection as well as for special exhibitions. To make an appointment, please call (202) 842-6247 or the Gallery's Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (202) 842-6176 three weeks in advance. The Gallery offers printed scripts of all recorded tours, and free large-print brochures are available at the entrance to some of the special exhibitions. Large headphones, which deliver full-frequency, amplified digital audio sound in a lightweight design, are offered at the recorded-tour desk for special exhibitions that have an Acoustiguide tour and for The Director's Tour.

Both East Building Auditoriums are equipped with special auditory systems. Receivers and neck loops necessary to access these systems can be borrowed from the information desk located on the ground level of the East Building. The Lecture Hall in the West Building is similarly equipped with a special auditory system. Receivers and neck loops for this space can be borrowed from the information desk at the 6th Street and Constitution Avenue entrance to the West Building.

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Closed-Captioned Films
Films shown in conjunction with special exhibitions are closed captioned. A closed-caption button is located at the entrance to every film viewing space within special exhibitions. A closed-caption button is also located at the entrance to the East Building Small Auditorium for all films related to special exhibitions.

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Braille Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)
A braille ATM is available near the Concourse Book Shop.

Further Information
For further information or assistance, please call (202) 842-6179 or Visitor Services at (202) 842-6690, Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

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What's on View

During construction East Building galleries that usually display art to the public are closed. Learn more about the renovation at the National Gallery of Art.

Hours & Location

The National Gallery of Art is located on the National Mall between 3rd and 9th Streets NW along Constitution Avenue NW.

Gallery Hours
Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

Sculpture Garden Summer Hours
Monday–Thursday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday, 10:00 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m

Closed
December 25 and January 1

Address
Location
6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC

GPS Location (latitude, longitude): 38.892092,-77.019973

Mailing
2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785

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The National Gallery of Art was conceived, founded, and given to the people of the United States by Andrew Mellon.
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For information call (202) 737-4215
Accessibility Information: (202) 842-6690Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) (202) 842-6176.
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