Located in historic Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes the public to its museum and gardens. These pages provide information about how to plan your visit and make the most of our collections and gardens, while helping us to preserve them for future visitors.
Please see here for detailed information about accessibility.
Learn more about attending public events at Dumbarton Oaks here.
Hours and Admission
The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is open year-round from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except Mondays and, in 2015, the following holidays: Independence Day (July 4), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving Day (November 26), Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Admission is free.
The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens are open from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. during the regular season (March 15 through October 31), except Mondays and, in 2015, the following holidays: Independence Day (July 4), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving Day (November 26), Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
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
Learn more about the Season Pass for the Gardens and how to purchase here.
Receive a 10% discount on any one item in the Museum Shop when you present your garden admission ticket.
During the winter season (November 1 through March 14), the gardens are open from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., and admission is free.
Please note that the gardens may close due to hazardous conditions.