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Hours and Admission

Dumbarton Oaks Response to COVID-19

As a public health precaution, the Museum and Garden are closed temporarily. All public events will be virtual.

We are closely monitoring developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and will update our website and social media accounts to reflect any changes to our operations and programming. Please check back for the latest information about our reopening timeline.


The museum and garden are open Tuesday through Sunday. In 2021, the museum and garden are closed on the following days:

  • Sunday, July 4 (Independence Day)
  • Thursday, November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • Thursday, November 25 (Thanksgiving Day)
  • Saturday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
  • Saturday, January 1, 2022 (New Year’s Day)



Open Tuesday through Sunday.

11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Admission to the museum is free.



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

Regular Season (March 15–October 31)

2:00–6:00 p.m.

Longer wait times can be expected during warmer months, and we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance to avoid lines at the garden entrance.

Admission to the garden in the Regular Season is:

  • $10 Regular
  • $8 Military (with valid ID)
  • $8 Seniors (60+)
  • $5 College Students (with valid ID)
  • $5 Age 18 and under
  • 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.