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Please note: Dumbarton Oaks will be closed on Sunday, October 5th. The galleries and gardens will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, October 7th.

Located in historic Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes the public to its museum and gardens. These pages provide information about how to plan your visit and make the most of our collections and gardens, while helping us to preserve them for future visitors.

Please see here for detailed information about accessibility.

Learn more about attending public events at Dumbarton Oaks here.

Hours and Admission

The Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Gardens are open to the public daily, except Mondays and, in 2014, the following federal holidays: Independence Day (July 4), Veterans Day (November 11), Thanksgiving Day (November 27), Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day.

The museum is open year-round from 12 to 6 p.m., and admission is free.

During the regular season (March 15 through October 31), the gardens are open from 2 to 6 p.m. Admission is:

  • $8 Regular
  • $5 Seniors (60+), students, and children (12 and under)
  • Free with season membership
  • Free for Harvard faculty, students, and staff (with Harvard photo ID)

Receive a 10% discount on any one item when you present your gardens ticket in the Museum Shop.

During the winter season (November 1 through March 14), the gardens are open from 2 to 5 p.m., and admission is free.

Please note that the gardens may close due to hazardous conditions.

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