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Special Exhibition Tour
When Special Exhibitions are on view, docents conduct free 30-minute tours. 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 1:00 p.m.
On the fourth Saturday of each month (depending on weather conditions), docents conduct a 45-minute walking tour of select buildings on the campus of Dumbarton Oaks.
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). The tour will start at 1:45 p.m.
Garden Introductory Tour
A brief introductory tour of the gardens takes place at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday (depending on weather conditions). 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.