National Sculpture Garden
- cnr 9th St & Constitution Ave NW
- admission free
- 10am-6pm Mon-Thu & Sat, to 8:30pm Fri, 11am-6pm Sun
Lonely Planet review for National Sculpture Garden
The National Gallery of Art’s 6-acre garden is studded with whimsical sculptures such as Roy Lichtenstein’s House, a giant Claes Oldenburg typewriter eraser and Louise Bourgeois’ leggy Spider. They are scattered around a fountain – a great place to dip your feet in summer. From November to March the garden’s central fountain becomes an Ice Rink (adult/child $7/6; 10am-10pm). Skate rental is available. During summer the garden is open an hour later than the rest of the year and evening jazz concerts are held on Fridays starting around 5pm.