Adult programs at the National Portrait Gallery provide opportunities to socialize and engage with art, history, and biography through a wide variety of virtual workshops, performances, webinars, and tours. 

All events and programs are held virtually, due to COVID-19. For a full list of the Portrait Gallery’s remote programs, explore the “Visit at Home” section of this website. The National Portrait Gallery remains temporarily closed at this time.

Docent in a yellow jacket giving a tour in the gallery

Virtual Group Tours

By reservation
Online via Zoom

Since we can’t get together in person, let’s meet up remotely! The National Portrait Gallery is now offering docent-led group tours for adults online. Tours on the following topics will be available by registration:

  • Highlights of the National Portrait Gallery Permanent Collection
  • America’s Presidents
  • Docent’s Choice of the National Portrait Gallery's Exhibitions and Collections
  • Her Story: A Century of Women Writers
  • Thematic Docent's Choice Tours

Reservations must be made three weeks in advance of the desired tour date. To receive a tour request form, e-mail or click here to request online. All tours are subject to availability; last-minute cancellations may occur. 

See our Special Programs page for more.