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National Gallery of Art - Sculpture Garden

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We checked the sculpture garden out as it was across the road from the National archives museum and we had some time before our reservation and it's a very interesting place with lots of really cool sculptures to see. It's got a pavilion cafe attached...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Good for quick walk through between museums, nice cafe. Tours available see photo. Hours are same a National Gallery.

Thank Jo N
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here for the free jazz session on a friday evening. It was fantastic. Our group was made up of three adults, one granny in a wheelchair, two teenagers and five children. We all loved it. It was a fantastic atmosphere - families, tourists...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We strolled through the gardens early in the morning to avoid the heat. I was surprised to see the number of Rodin sculptures they had. They also had a Koon sculpture

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened upon the sculpture garden and went in for a look. Some rather... interesting pieces of... art. I rather liked the giant typewriter eraser for some reason. The fountain was very nice - a great place to sit and rest your weary feet. It...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a really nice little garden. The structures are eclectic and fun and there is plenty of seats if you just want to sit outside and rest

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good, not a must see but if you're going to the National Archives you might as well see this across the street. Some were really odd, but a few were very interesting and cool.

Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't on a tour, but we wanted to stretch our legs and explore the garden. While we still don't know what each sculpture represents, we loved it when our 4-year old took over tour guide duties and made up stories for each sculpture. Her...More

Thank Summer O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice space with plenty of space to sit. Nicely landscaped with a very nice fountain. Especially enjoyed the Chagall sculpture and the eraser. We had lunch in the restaurant and overlooked the fountain. Very pleasing.

Thank Deana M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many interesting and beautiful pieces of sculptures are displayed in the gardens. There's also a huge cafe in the gardens, many varieties of healthy salads served. There are also benches in the gardens for you to admire the sculptures or to have your lunch/snack.

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20 May 2018|
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Response from Jae L | Reviewed this property |
Sculpture Garden and National Gallery of Art's main building are facing each other across 7th Street NW near the intersection of 7th Street NW & Constitution Avenue NW. On the other hand, Hirshhorn Museum, which is located... More
14 June 2016|
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Response from MrSaturn64 | Reviewed this property |
The garden is wheelchair accessible. The paths are fairly smooth, and should not be an issue. If I recall correctly, the cafe on the west side of the garden requires a different entrance for wheelchairs.