Gallery Tour: America's Presidents

English 1h 40 min 57

The nation’s only complete collection of presidential portraits outside the White House, this exhibition lies at the heart of the Portrait Gallery’s mission to tell the American story through the individuals who have shaped it.

This tour is available in Spanish.

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  1. 1789-1829: Building the Presidency

    1:29 | America's Presidents

  2. George Washington 1732–1799 (“Lansdowne” Portrait)

    1:46 | America's Presidents

  3. George Washington (The “Athenaeum” Portrait) 1732–1799

    1:06 | America's Presidents

  4. Martha Washington (The “Athenaeum” Portrait) 1731–1802

    :50 | America's Presidents

  5. John Adams 1735–1826

    1:27 | America's Presidents

  6. George Washington 1732–1799

    :39 | America's Presidents

  7. Thomas Jefferson, 1743–1826

    1:23 | America's Presidents

  8. James Madison, 1751–1836

    1:09 | America's Presidents

  9. James Monroe 1758–1831

    1:27 | America's Presidents

  10. John Quincy Adams, 1767–1848

    1:22 | America's Presidents

  11. John Quincy Adams, 1767 - 1848

    :50 | America's Presidents

  12. 1829-1861: Democracy and Expansion

    1:08 | America's Presidents

  13. Andrew Jackson, 1767–1845

    1:08 | America's Presidents

  14. Andrew Jackson, 1767–1845

    :47 | America's Presidents

  15. Martin Van Buren, 1782–1862

    1:08 | America's Presidents

  16. William Henry Harrison, 1773 - 1841

    1:23 | America's Presidents

  17. John Tyler, 1790–1862

    1:06 | America's Presidents

  18. James K. Polk, 1795–1849

    1:01 | America's Presidents

  19. Zachary Taylor, 1784–1850

    1:11 | America's Presidents

  20. Millard Fillmore, 1800–1874

    1:03 | America's Presidents

  21. Franklin Pierce, 1804–1869

    1:06 | America's Presidents

  22. James Buchanan, 1791-1858

    1:13 | America's Presidents

  23. 1861-1901: The Crisis of the Union

    1:28 | Americas' Presidents

  24. Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1865

    1:16 | America's Presidents

  25. Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1865

    :56 | America's Presidents

  26. Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1865

    :40 | America's Presidents

  27. Abraham Lincoln, 1809–1865

    1:03 | America's Presidents

  28. Andrew Johnson, 1808–1875

    1:17 | America's Presidents

  29. Ulysses S. Grant 1822–1885

    1:10 | America's Presidents

  30. Rutherford B. Hayes 1822–1893

    1:08 | America's Presidents

  31. James Garfield, 1831–1881

    1:06 | America's Presidents

  32. Chester A. Arthur, 1829–1886

    1:09 | America's Presidents

  33. Grover Cleveland, 1837–1908

    1:31 | America's Presidents

  34. Benjamin Harrison, 1833–1901

    1:22 | America's Presidents

  35. William McKinley, 1843–1901

    1:27 | America's Presidents

  36. 1901-1930: Social Reform

    1:40 | America's Presidents

  37. Theodore Roosevelt, 1858–1919

    1:25 | America's Presidents

  38. Theodore Roosevelt, 1858–1919

    1:05 | America's Presidents

  39. William Howard Taft, 1857–1930

    1:15 | America's Presidents

  40. Woodrow Wilson, 1856–1924

    :42 | America's Presidents

  41. Warren G. Harding, 1865–1923

    1:06 | America's Presidents

  42. Calvin Coolidge, 1872–1933

    1:01 | America's Presidents

  43. Herbert Hoover, 1874–1964

    1:02 | America's Presidents

  44. 1933-1989: Negotiating World Peace

    1:31 | America's Presidents

  45. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, 1882–1945

    1:27 | America's Presidents

  46. Harry S. Truman, 1884–1972

    1:21 | America's Presidents

  47. Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1890–1969

    1:19 | America's Presidents

  48. John F. Kennedy, 1917–1963

    1:15 | America's Presidents

  49. Lyndon Baines Johnson, 1908–1973

    1:22 | America's Presidents

  50. Richard Nixon, 1913–1994

    1:28 | America's Presidents

  51. Gerald R. Ford, 1913–2006

    1:22 | America's Presidents

  52. Jimmy Carter, born 1924

    1:26 | America's Presidents

  53. Ronald Reagan, 1911–2004

    1:12 | America's Presidents

  54. 1989-2017: Contemporary Presidency

    1:24 | America's Presidents

  55. George H. W. Bush, 1924-2018

    1:20 | America's Presidents

  56. William J. Clinton, born 1946

    1:37 | America's Presidents

  57. George W. Bush, born 1946

    1:35 | America's Presidents

  58. Barack Obama, born 1961

    1:32 | America's Presidents

Featured artworks

Washington to J. Q. Adams

George Washington 1732–1799 (“Lansdowne” Portrait)

George Washington (The “Athenaeum” Portrait) 1732–1799

Martha Washington (The “Athenaeum” Portrait) 1731–1802