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Join a Regular Tour

Tours of the museum, historic rooms, select buildings, and gardens

Special Exhibition Tour

Docents conduct free 30-minute tours of the Special Exhibitions, which change twice per year. To join, meet at the Visitor Service Desk on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 3:00 p.m. Find out more information about the current exhibitions here.

Selected Historic Rooms Tour

A guided, free 30-minute special tour of the first floor, non-public historic rooms in the Main House of Dumbarton Oaks—including the Founders' Room, Study, and Oval Room—is offered on most Saturdays for up to 15 people. Please sign up at the museum front desk before the tour and meet your docent in the Bliss Gallery (adjacent to the lobby of the museum) at 3:00 p.m.

Architecture Tour

On the last Saturday of each month, starting on March 29, 2014, docents conduct a 45-minute tour of select buildings on the campus of Dumbarton Oaks. These tours will meet at 1:45 p.m. and are by reservation only. We request at least one week's advance notice. For further information, call 202-339-6409. To join the tour, please send your RSVP to .

Garden Introductory Tour

A brief introductory tour of the gardens takes place at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. To join the tour, please meet the docent across from the Garden Gate House, just inside the entrance to the gardens at R and 31st Streets.

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