Guided Tours

Drop-in tours of the collection and special exhibitions, including tours in foreign languages, are available daily.  School tours and special tours for groups available free of charge by reservation and based on availability.

School Tours

Students encounter original works of art on docent-led tours that complement and enhance classroom learning. Arrangements for school group tours can be made by prior appointment with four weeks’ notice.

Regularly Scheduled Tours

Docent-led tours are offered on a daily basis and provide a variety of ways to explore the collection.

Special Request Tours

Free one-hour tours for groups of 20 or more adults may be requested three weeks to four months in advance. Call (202) 842-6247.

Foreign Language Tours

Tours of the permanent collection are offered regularly in Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. Individuals and small groups may request special appointment tours in these languages, as well as in Dutch, Hebrew, Hungarian, Korean, and Portuguese, by calling (202) 842-6247.

Accessible Programs

Tours of the permanent collection are offered in accessible formats on a regular basis as well as by special request. To schedule one of these tours, call (202) 842-6905 or

Gallery Talks

A variety of focused gallery talks are presented on special exhibitions and selected works or themes.

Today at the Gallery

Find out what is happening today at the National Gallery. Admission is free to the Gallery and all events.

Today's Events


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.

December 25 and January 1

6th Street and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC

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

2000B South Club Drive, Landover, MD 20785

About the Gallery

The National Gallery of Art was conceived, founded, and given to the people of the United States by Andrew Mellon.
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Public Wifi

The NGA provides wireless internet service to any visitor who is at least 18 years old, or at least 13 years old with permission from his or her parent or guardian. The visitor must supply his or her own device to connect to NGA Public Wi-Fi.
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Contact Us

Exhibition and General Information

For information call (202) 737-4215
Accessibility Information: (202) 842-6690Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) (202) 842-6176.
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