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Dumbarton Oaks

1703 32nd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2961
+1 202-339-6410
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A gem to see!

Best viewed in the spring when the gardens are in full bloom. The museum collection is small but... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nutrinut
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Geneva, Switzerland
The trees and flowers are gorgeous

It was such a nice diversion to walk through the park with its flowering cherry trees (not the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Donna F
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Rowlett, Texas, USA
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Dumbarton Oaks is an institute of Harvard University dedicated to supporting scholarship internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships, meetings, exhibitions, and publications. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic Gardens, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its Museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1703 32nd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2961
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Best viewed in the spring when the gardens are in full bloom. The museum collection is small but has many important pieces. Check the hours before you go, they have limited visiting times

Thank nutrinut
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was such a nice diversion to walk through the park with its flowering cherry trees (not the oriental trees, but gorgeous nonetheless), tulips and other lovely flowers and flowering trees.

Thank Donna F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice area with some lovely houses, but we tried to access it from the park by walking from the cathedral and the embassy area which did NOT work. What we thought was a city park was a forest with no proper paths...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Dumbarton Oaks gardens Sunday on a nice day. To be very honest, I was completely underwhelmed. While the stone walks and some of the stone work was interesting, the gardens themselves are in need to attention. Many of the beds were overgrown with plenty...More

Thank Suetime
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this garden when I visited in the fall. Loved it even more in the spring! The wealthy owner Mildred Bliss began developing this garden in 1921 and spent 30 years creating a variety of garden “rooms” with the expertise of professionals like Beatrix Jones...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is for the Park. This was a wonder find in the middle of DC. I am an Anglophile and I want to see the British Embassy. We had just had lunch at Breadsoda and were using Google Maps to get to the Embassy...More

Thank Paul E
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

A beautiful, extensive garden in the middle of Georgetown. What a gem. The museum was closed when I visited, but I am sure it is also spectacular. I could wander through these gardens forever.

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

This is in the very well-to-do Georgetown area of Washington, DC. No subway goes to the area because they blocked it decades ago. It's about a 5 minute cab ride depending on traffic. This was actually an estate many years ago--bequeathed as a museum. Like...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Lots to do when you visit Dumbarton Oaks but don't pass up the free museum. Presently there is a great Women n Art 1850-1910 exhibit that includes Degas masterpiece The Song Rehearsal. Rest of exhibit interesting too. Museum has pre-Colombian art among other items

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Reviewed 22 December 2017

Dumbarton Oaks provides a quiet sanctuary from the noise and hussle of the city just a few blacks from the busiest part of Georgetown. Get out and walk among the gardens and gravesites of history. Springtime is especially beautiful with the blooming of the azaleas...More

2  Thank barymad
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dbrownjag
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dbrownjag
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Response from Bill C | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but most parking is on the street nearby, there may be a lot at the museum down the street with handicap space but would have to confirm.
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