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Sculpture Garden: Open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily
No Timed Passes Required
West Building: Currently Closed
East Building: Currently Closed

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Plan Your Visit to the Sculpture Garden

The 6.1-acre garden is located along the north side of the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets NW. Admission is free and all entrances and paths are open. Capacity is limited and visitors are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis.

Visitor Guidelines and Safety Measures

View a complete list of guidelines
2 museum visitors, a man and a woman, looking at painting. The woman is pointing at the painting.

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For the latest information about revised visitor policies and our phased reopening of the museum, please visit this site regularly, sign up for the Gallery’s newsletter, and follow us on social media.

Additional Visitor Guidelines and Safety Measures

The National Gallery of Art has implemented enhanced health and safety measures, but we cannot guarantee that any visitor will not contract COVID-19 while on Gallery premises. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place. Visitors to the Gallery voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure.

Travelers must follow travel restrictions set by the District of Columbia Government through the office of Mayor Muriel E. Bowser. Please check for the latest updates regarding travel restrictions or, which has compiled COVID-19-related information and resources for travel to the District. 

Visitors agree to abide by the guidelines on the Gallery’s website and by all instructions posted at the Gallery or provided by staff during the visit. If a visitor or a member of their party fails to follow the Gallery’s guidelines and instructions, they may be denied entry or required to leave the premises.

Each of us plays a role in a successful and safe reopening. Thank you for your patience and commitment to honoring our new safety protocols.

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