National Gallery of Art - PLAN A VISIT

Area Map, Public Transportation, Parking

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Location and Hours | Public Transportation | Parking and Accessibility
Entrances | Floor Plans | Foreign Language Visitor Guides

Gallery Location and Hours
The National Gallery of Art, located on the National Mall between 3rd and 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue NW, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Gallery is closed on December 25 and January 1.

The National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden, located on the National Mall at 7th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, is bounded by Constitution Avenue and Madison Drive and by 7th and 9th Streets NW.

Sculpture Garden Hours
Mid-November through mid-March
Monday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Pavilion Café Hours
Mid-November through mid-March
Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Ice Rink Hours
Mid-November through mid-March
Monday–Thursday, 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Friday–Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m.
Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
In celebration of the new year, the ice-skating rink will remain open until 11:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve.
The ice-skating rink will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve. The Gallery and Sculpture Garden are closed on December 25 and January 1.

Public Transportation
The nearest Metro stops are Judiciary Square on the Red Line, Archives on the Yellow/Green Lines, and Smithsonian on the Blue/Orange Lines. Metro bus stops are located on 4th Street and 7th Street NW.

Further information about Metrobus and Metrorail routes and schedules is available at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Web site. The WMATA RideGuide Web site provides a fast and easy way to plan your visit to the Gallery.

Taxicabs are easily hailed in most areas of the city and often wait for Gallery patrons between the East and West Buildings on 4th Street NW.

Parking and Accessibility
Public parking is limited to the surrounding streets and commercial garages. Parking spaces, ramps, and elevators provide access to public areas and galleries for visitors with disabilities at the East Building entrance on 4th Street NW and the West Building entrance on Constitution Avenue at 6th Street NW.

Click here for more accessibility information.

The East and West Buildings are connected by an underground concourse with a moving walkway. Entrances to the West Building are on the Mall, on 7th Street, on Constitution Avenue at 6th Street, and on 4th Street NW. The entrance to the East Building is on 4th Street.

There are six public entrances to the Sculpture Garden: one on Constitution Avenue at 9th Street, three on 7th Street (one directly across from the Gallery's West Building entrance), and two on the National Mall between 7th and 9th Streets NW.

Floor Plans
West Building | East Building

Foreign Language Visitor Guides (Download Acrobat Reader)
Chinese Visitor Guide (3.54MB) | English Visitor Guide (528k) | French Visitor Guide (518k)
German Visitor Guide (2.27MB) | Italian Visitor Guide (2.27MB) Japanese Visitor Guide (2.37MB)
Korean Visitor Guide (6.04MB) | Russian Visitor Guide (2.28MB) | Spanish Visitor Guide (525k)