Please note: photography for personal use is welcome, but flash and video cameras may not be used in the museum. Commercial, promotional, and professional photography (including wedding and engagement photos), as well as tripods, lights, and bulky photography equipment, are not allowed in the museum and gardens.
Hours and Admission
Dumbarton Oaks Museum
The museum will be closed to the public until spring 2017. We regret that we cannot accommodate scheduled tours of the museum and Main House during this period. However, the gardens will be open and both introductory group tours and booked private tours will be offered.
We are excited about the reopening of the museum galleries with state-of-the-art lighting and upgraded exhibits. Please check this space for further announcements closer to that time.
Dumbarton Oaks Gardens
Please note: The gardens will be closed to the public from July 10, 2017, to March 15, 2018. During this time, we will undertake large-scale improvements to the gardens’ water-supply network as well as enhancement of storm-water management throughout the property, in keeping with our commitment to sustainability and the environment. Find out more here.
Open from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. during the regular season (March 15 through October 31), except Mondays and, in 2016, the following holidays: Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving Day (November 24), Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Please note that the gardens may close due to hazardous conditions.
Garden Tickets and Season Passes may be purchased at the Garden Gate.
- $10 Regular admission
- $8 Seniors (60+)
- $5 for students and children (12 and under)
- Free for Harvard faculty, students, and staff (with Harvard photo ID)
- Unlimited regular season access with a Season Pass:
- $75 Single Season Pass
- $95 Double Season Pass
- $110 Family Pass
A reduced season pass is available for March 15–July 8, 2017.
Receive a 10% discount on your entire purchase in the Museum Shop when you present your Garden Season Pass.
During the winter season (November 1 through March 14), the gardens are open from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., except on Mondays and federal holidays. Admission is free