Phillips Collection Tours
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The esteemed Phillips Collection houses one of the most prized collections of artwork in Washington DC. The collection features work from such renowned artists as Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Mark Rothko. The collection is known for its intimate feeling, as though visitors are stepping into a home, rather than a museum.
Founded by Duncan Phillips and Marjorie Acker Phillips in 1921, The Phillips Collection is known for its role in bringing modern art into the mainstream in America. It is America’s first museum of modern art. It began as a small, well-curated collection of family art and has grown to include more than 3,000 works of art by American and European impressionist and modern artists. The museum hosts a variety of events every year, including special displays and exhibits. There is a coffee shop on the premises to enjoy before or after perusing the museum.
The Phillips Collection is located at 21st and Q Streets NW in Washington DC’s Dupont neighborhood. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm, Sunday from noon to 7pm, and it offers extended hours on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 8:30pm. It is closed on major United States holidays. Adult tickets are $12, and there are $2 discounts for students and visitors over 62 years of age. Visitors under 18 years old and members of the Phillips Collection pay no entrance fee.
Address: 1600 21st Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-7pm. Extended hours until 8:30pm on first Thursday of every month
Admission: Adult $12, Students and seniors 62+ receive $2 discount, 18 and under free
4 Tours and Activities to Experience Phillips Collection
This hop-on hop-off Washington DC bus tour includes three different loops with live commentary plus a night bus tour and admission to up to five total attractions. Use your 48-hour pass to explore memorials and monuments such as the US Capitol, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial. Choose entry to attractions including the International Spy Museum and Madame Tussauds, or select a full-day bike rental.
Explore the most popular sites in Washington, DC on this hop-on hop-off bus tour. Visit many of the top attractions in the nation’s capital — like the White House, Washington Monument, the National Mall, historic Georgetown, Arlington National Cemetery and more. Select a 1- or 2-day pass, for access to three separate routes and get to know the city in custom fashion, with live and recorded narration.
Follow a passionate foodie guide on foot to several Italian restaurants in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC. You’ll visit local establishments and savor four to five food tastings with a wine pairing during this 3.5-hour tour, which offers various departure times. Learn about regional history, architecture and all things Italian while you walk and discover these culinary gems. Numbers are limited to 16 participants to ensure an intimate experience.
Explore some of Washington DC’s grandest streets on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row with a local guide. Hear stories about capital city scandals and history as you follow a 2-mile route past Gilded Age mansions, extravagant homes, embassies, and architectural landmarks.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Phillips Collection hours of operation?
Phillips Collection hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday noon-7pm. Extended hours until 8:30pm on first Thursday of every month. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience Phillips Collection?
The best ways to experience Phillips Collection are:
- Washington DC Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Attractions Pass
- Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour of Washington DC: Monuments, Landmarks and Memorials
- Washington DC Food Tour: Italian Cuisine in Dupont Circle
- Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour
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