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Walk-In Tours

Tours of the museum, select buildings, and gardens.

Architecture Tile

Architecture Tour

Starting in September 2017

This 45-minute tour introduces visitors to a selection of buildings on the Dumbarton Oaks’ campus. 

Offered at 1:30 pm on the second and fourth Saturday of each month (depending on weather conditions), except for August, and starting in September of 2017. 

On the second and fourth Saturday of each month, docents conduct a 45-minute walking tour of select buildings on the campus of Dumbarton Oaks. Please come to the museum front desk before the tour; we will be able to accept the first 15 people. The tour will start at 1:30 p.m.

Please note: Parts of the tour include the gardens, and in keeping with their topography and historic design, the areas have steep inclines, slippery surfaces, loose gravel walkways, staircases, and other impediments. Detailed information about accessibility please find here.


Garden Tour Tile

Garden Tour

Not offered July 10 – March 15, 2018

This 30-minute tour shows visitors select areas and introduces to the design, the history and development of the garden.

Offered at 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from March 15 through July 10 (depending on weather conditions).

Please note: The gardens, in keeping with their topography and historic design, have steep inclines, slippery surfaces, loose gravel walkways, staircases, and other impediments. Detailed information about accessibility please find here.

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