F Street at Eighth Street NW, Washington 20560
Daily 10:00am- 5:30pm
Gallery Place (Green, Yellow, Red lines)
Parking: On street
The National Portrait Gallery can be reached from any floor of the National Museum of
American Art, which is also located in the Old Patent Office Building. These two Museums
offer the chance to study American history through art, and as a bonus, they tend to be
less crowded than the other Smithsonian Museums on the National Mall. The result is that
you can take a leisurely stroll down the halls without being accosted by running children.
Try to exit the building through the doors on F Street, the view is fantastic. You can
get a good view of Federal Triangle and Union Station.