Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum

This is an image inside the Lincoln Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Hours and Location

Open Daily 11:30 A.M.–7:00 P.M.

Open 364 days a year. Closed December 25.

Free Admission

8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20004 


Planning Your Visit

SAAM is located at Eighth and F streets N.W., above the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metrorail station and is accessible from Green, Yellow, and Red metro lines. At SAAM, ramps are located on both sides of the 8th and G Streets NW entrance.

There is limited on-street parking at meters; several paid parking garages are available in the neighborhood.

Exhibitions at SAAM

Today's Events

Visiting with Young Children

For activities for all ages, see Family Activities. There are elevators and ramps throughout the museum to accomodate strollers.  Changing stations are available in all of the museum’s restrooms.

The museum café has a limited children’s menu. The museum store has a variety of educational toys, children’s books, and supplies for young artists.


Barrier-free access and restrooms are available at both buildings.  At SAAM, ramps are located on both sides of the 8th and G Streets NW entrance. Service animals are welcome. The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium contains wheelchair spaces available during performances and lectures, and the auditorium is equipped with an induction hearing loop and T-coil infrared assistive listening system. If you are using MetroAccess Paratransit, please use 800 G Street NW as the address for our building. More information on accessibility at the museums

Telephone Numbers

Museum Information (recorded): (202) 633-7970
General Smithsonian Visitor Information: (202) 633-1000