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Renovation Notice

The museum will be closed to the public until spring 2017. The gardens will remain open during public hours and for booked tours. Find out more and plan your visit.

Guided Tours

Dumbarton Oaks provides a variety of ways for visitors to experience its museum collections, gardens, and selected areas of the historic house and architecture.

Book a Group TourJoin a Regular Tour

Docents offer regular weekly and monthly tours except in the month of August.

Please note: The Dumbarton Oaks 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 in the afternoon and booked private tours will be offered during this time, except for the month of August.

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.

Please click on Join a Regular Tour and receive information about the various free tours and topics we offer.

Please click on Book a Group Tour to submit an online request form for docent led private tours. These pre-booked tours are available for groups of 10 to 30 people.

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