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Visit Dumbarton Oaks

Address

1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Contact Us

(202) 339-6400

Hours and Admission

The museum and garden are open Tuesday through Sunday. In 2018, the museum and garden on closed on the following days:

  • Wednesday, July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Tuesday, December 25 (Christmas Day)

Make a day of your visit at Dumbarton Oaks by exploring other attractions, shopping, and food and drink offerings in the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood.

Museum

Open Tuesday through Sunday.

11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Admission to the museum is free.

Garden

Open Tuesday through Sunday. The garden may close in hazardous conditions.

Regular Season (March 15–October 31)

2:00–6:00 p.m.

Admission to the garden in the Regular Season is:

  • $10 Regular
  • $8 Military (with valid ID)
  • $8 Senior (60+)
  • $5 Students and Children (ages 2–12)
  • Free for Harvard faculty, students, and staff (with Harvard photo ID)

Unlimited access with a Season Pass:

  • $75 Individual Season Pass
  • $95 Double Season Pass
  • $110 Family Season Pass

Winter Season (November 1–March 14)

2:00–5:00 p.m.

Admission to the garden in the Winter Season is free.

 

Plan Your Visit

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Getting Here

Parking

Unfortunately we do not have parking facilities for visitors. Two-hour street parking is available. There is no time limit on Sunday, but the District of Columbia is efficient about ticketing over the two-hour limit in this zone on weekdays and Saturdays. Additional parking information can be found on the Georgetown tourism website.

Bus

D.C. Metrobus routes 31, 33, 30N, and 30S, and the Georgetown Circulator, have a stop at Wisconsin Avenue and R Street. Metrobus routes D1, D2, and D3 stop at Q and 31st Streets, and the G2 route stops at P and 31st Streets.

Metro

The Dupont Circle metro station (red line) and the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station (blue/orange/silver lines) are closest to Dumbarton Oaks. Visitors may either walk from the stations, or transfer to a Metrobus: D1, D2, D3, D6, and G2 (Dupont Circle), and 31, 33, 30N, 30S, and Georgetown Circulator (Foggy Bottom-GWU).

Bicycle

Dumbarton Oaks offers secure bicycle racks at the entrances to both the museum and gardens. The nearest Capital Bikeshare station is located two blocks from the museum entrance, at Wisconsin Avenue and 34th Street.

Airports

Three airports serve the DC metropolitan area. In order of distance from Dumbarton Oaks, these are: Reagan National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore–Washington International Airport (BWI). To arrive at Dumbarton Oaks, you can take a taxi, Super Shuttle (from Dulles and BWI), or public transportation.

  • From Reagan National, take the blue line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station.
  • From Dulles, take the Dulles International Silver Line Express bus to the Wiehle-Reston East metro station (silver line); take the silver line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU metro station.
  • From Baltimore–Washington, there are two options: (1) Take the B30 bus to the Greenbelt metro station (green line), and then change to the orange/blue/silver lines at the Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter metro station in order to arrive at Foggy Bottom-GWU. (2) Alternatively, take a Marc or Amtrak train from BWI to Union Station, and take the red line to the Dupont Circle metro station.

 

A Day in and Around Dumbarton Oaks

Make a day of your visit at Dumbarton Oaks! Click on the arrow in the top left corner of the map to find walking and biking directions, bus stops, bike docks, and parking lots. Looking for a historic home, trail hike, or gorgeous view? Green points of interest are just a short walk from Dumbarton Oaks, and purple points suggest attractions a bit further afield. Coffee cups indicate quick bites, and the fork-and-knife icons show restaurants. Map not displaying? View it here.