Getting to the national portrait gallery

      February 15, 2018

      On Monday, February 12, The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian unveiled former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama's official portraits. As you can imagine, this is a very popular exhibit and with parking costing upwards of $20 nearby, it can be a costly viewing as well. If you plan on checking out the latest addition to the Presidential Portraits please consider these budget-friendly options for getting to and from the National Portrait Gallery.


      • Circulator Route: Georgetown - Union Station
        • Stop at Massachusetts Avenue and 7th Street NW
        • $1 fare
      • 42, X2, X9, 80, P6
        • Stop at H ST NW & 9TH ST NW
        • $2 fare
      • 70, 74, 79
        • Stop at 7TH ST & H ST
        • $2 fare

      Capital Bikeshare Location:

      • 7th & F St NW / National Portrait Gallery
      • 5th & F St NW
        • $2 per 30 min trip


      • Gallery Place Chinatown Metro
        • Fares starting at $1.75


      • If within 1 mile we encourage you to walk
        • Free!

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