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Visit Dumbarton Oaks


Address

1703 32nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Contact Us

(202) 339-6400

Temporary Closure of the Gardens

The gardens will close to the public from July 10, 2017, until March 15, 2018. The museum will remain open.

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Hours & Admission

Museum

11:30 AM–5:30 PM

Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays

Admission is free

Gardens

Nov 1–Mar 14

2:00–5:00 PM

Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays

Admission is free

Mar 15–Oct 31

2:00–6:00 PM

Closed Mondays and Federal Holidays

Regular—$10
Seniors (60+)—$8
Children (12 & Under)—$5
Harvard Staff, Faculty, and Students—Free

Season Passes

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.

Photography Policy

Photography for personal use is welcome, but flash and video cameras may not be used in the museum. Commercial, promotional, and professional photography (including wedding and engagement photos), as well as tripods, lights, and bulky photography equipment, are not allowed in the museum and gardens.

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