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Located in historic Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes the public to its museum and gardens.

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 reopen on April 25, 2017. After extensive renovations, we welcome visitors to enjoy our galleries and new temporary exhibits in the Orientation, Special Exhibition, and Courtyard Galleries.

Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., except for Mondays and federal holidays. Admission is free.


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 daily from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. during the reduced regular season (March 15 through July 9), except for Mondays and federal holidays.

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 Reduced Season Pass (March 15–July 9, 2017):
    • $40 Single Season Pass
    • $50 Double Season Pass
    • $60 Family Pass

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.


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