Hours and Locations

Smithsonian American Art Museum

American Art Museum
8th and G Streets, NW
Washington, DC

11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily
Closed Dec. 25

Admission is free


The nation’s first collection of American art offers an unparalleled record of the American experience, capturing the aspirations, character and imagination of the American people throughout three centuries. The museum is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world, including works by such stylistically diverse luminaries as John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, and Georgia O’Keeffe, housed in one of the oldest public buildings constructed in early Washington.


Early American Art, 19th and 20th–Century Art; Contemporary Art; Photography; Modern Folk and Self-Taught Art; African American Art; Latino Art; New Deal Art; and the Luce Foundation Center for American Art, an interactive public study center.


Metro station: Gallery Place/Chinatown (9th Street exit); Red, Green, or Yellow line

Nearest Accessible Metro Entrance:
Gallery Place/Chinatown
NE side of 7th St., NW, between F and G St.

Check MetroRail's Elevator and Escalator Service Status page for service disruptions.


To provide an address for MetroAccess Paratransit, please use 800 G St, NW. Please note this address is located directly across the street from the museum’s entrance.


There is no public parking facility for the museum. City-operated metered parking and commercial lots are available.

View a map of accessible parking spaces.

Reserved parking near the museums can be purchased in advance through ParkWhiz.
Note: ParkWhiz is a third-party vendor (ParkWhiz Privacy Policy).


Courtyard Café
The Café offers a fresh and seasonal menu of American-inspired dishes, as well as coffee drinks, wine, beer, and desserts. Specialty sandwiches, soups, pastries, organic salads, wraps, antipasti, and organic options are all on the menu at this gorgeous, all-seasons location.
11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For assistance with/information on group dining, please visit Group Sales.


The SAAM Museum Store features gifts, books, jewelry, and more! The SAAM/NPG Online Museum Store is open anytime.

See Getting Here for information on accessible parking and public transportation.

Accessibility Information and Programs

Disability access service requests: SAAMaccess@si.edu

Collection items shown may not be on view.