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The National Gallery of Art is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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We encourage public transportation. There is no public parking facility at the Gallery, though limited parking is set aside for vehicles bearing appropriate tags or placards for visitors with disabilities. Parking is available on surrounding streets and in commercial garages.


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The Gallery is committed to making its collection, buildings, and programs accessible to all audiences. 

The 6th Street entrance to the West Building has a ramp to accommodate wheelchairs and strollers, and elevators at these entrances provide access to galleries and public areas. To provide an address for MetroAccess Paratransit, please use 201 6th Street NW for the West Building or 150 4th Street NW for the East Building.

In addition to limited street parking on Madison Drive (two marked spaces at the West Building Mall entrance and three spaces near the Sculpture Garden), visitors with disabilities may park on the 4th Street Plaza outside the East Building in vehicles with proper tags or placards (a uniformed security officer will assist you).

Service Dogs
Service dogs are permitted in the East and West Buildings as well as in the Sculpture Garden.

Courtesy Wheelchairs
Visitors may borrow wheelchairs at all entrances on a first-come, first-served basis. All public spaces and facilities are accessible by elevator. If you require assistance, please ask a security officer.

Information about accessible programs for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who are blind or have low vision can be found here.

Getting Around
The Gallery’s free map lists all accommodations, including accessible restrooms, and is available at all Information Desks. The Sculpture Garden and Pavilion Café, located between 7th and 9th Streets NW on the Mall, are also wheelchair-accessible.

If you have questions about accessible services, please call (202) 842-6905 Monday–Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or send us an e-mail.

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