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Maps and Directions

The galleries are located on the National Mall, the grassy area between the Capitol and the Washington Monument, steps from the Smithsonian Metro stop. The Sackler Gallery is located at 1050 Independence Avenue, SW. The Freer Gallery of Art is located at Jefferson Drive at 12th Street, SW. The two museums are connected by an underground exhibition space. Handicap accessible entrance to the Freer Gallery is located on Independence Avenue at 12th Street, SW.

The use of public transportation, including taxis, in Washington is recommended as on-street parking is extremely limited and traffic is often heavy.

Gallery Maps

freer map thumbnail Freer Gallery (743 kb, pdf)
Sackler Gallery (84 kb, pdf)
Collection Guide (557 kb, pdf)

Museums on the National Mall

map of SI thumbnail Smithsonian National Museums maps and information at SI.edu

Hours and Admission

The Freer and Sackler Galleries are open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. every day except December 25.

Admission is free.

Questions? Call 202.633.4880 or email us.


Limited on-street parking is available, including reserved spaces for visitors with disabilities. Public transportation is encouraged.
More info at SI.edu »


Groups arriving by bus should note that the United States Park Police (202.426.6841) discourages bus parking on the Mall. Recommended bus parking areas.

Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation. Learn more »