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Dumbarton Oaks

Open Now: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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I am a DC native but try to visit the museums and cultural spots regularly. Today I went with a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan P
Washington, D.C., USA
Beautiful Place

Great private collected from the Incas on display here in a beautiful house and surrounded by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Geraldine C
Fish Creek, Victoria, Australia
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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...more
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1703 32nd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2961
+1 202-339-6410
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a DC native but try to visit the museums and cultural spots regularly. Today I went with a friend to take a docent tour (always the best way to visit a museum) of Dumbarton Oaks Museum and Gardens. Tours are given only 3-4...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great private collected from the Incas on display here in a beautiful house and surrounded by gorgeous gardens.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Geraldine C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This place has an amazing collection of pre-colombian art. During the Fall, Spring and Summer its garden is a great place to bring the family and snap cute shots!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lorrane C
Reviewed 14 October 2018

You wont find yourself alone here, but it does offer some degree of tranquility. Roaming the grounds is a pleasant experience and a break from the usual DC tourist crush.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sleepster
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We had a great time at Dumbarton Oaks Museum in Georgetown, DC! Huge collections of Byzantine and early central american artifacts. The main museum is free and the gardens is about $10. Did not have time to see the gardens this time, but would recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marie P
Reviewed 30 August 2018

After years of living in the DC area, I finally managed to get to the Dumbarton Oaks Museum (gardens were closed - but I'll be back!). It is small, but wonderful. Fascinating collections. And free! The historic neighborhood (gorgeous old townhomes, beautiful parks) also deserves...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

I spent time at this estate during my landscape architecture program at University of Maryland studying the design and layout of the large property. It was designed as a series of 'outdoor rooms', each with its own sense of character and place, so as you...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Amongst the bustle of DC, and nestled a few minutes walk from Georgetown lies Dumbarton oaks- a beautiful garden, museum and place to relax amongst the busier elements of any trip to DC.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MrJKBY
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

We visited Dumbarton Oaks Museum & Garden’s today and it was one of the best collection of pre-Columbia and Byzantine artifacts I’ve seen; and I’ve been all over South America. The building was as fascinating as the collection. This is where the idea of forming...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SATX2016
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Beautifully landscaped! Nice place to read a book or have a picnic or just relax on a nice morning or afternoon.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jeneeo
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge
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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.