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Dumbarton Oaks museum entrance is at 1703 32nd St. N.W., between R and S sts.; the garden entrance is at 31st and R sts. In addition to the Museum and Garden, Dumbarton Oaks is a research center for Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape Studies. The Dumbarton Oaks Museum is known for its specialized collections of Byzantine and Pre-Columbian art. The permanent collection also includes Western medieval and Renaissance art and furniture, as well as a rare book gallery. A garden planned by noted landscape designer Beatrix Farrand incorporates French, English, and Italian design elements.

The original Federal-style house dates to 1801 and has been modified significantly over the years, including the addition of the Pre-Columbian Pavilion, designed by architect Philip Johnson . The 1944 Dumbarton Oaks Conversations, a series of meetings attended by representatives from the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union and China, was held here and led to the founding of the United Nations.

Guided tours are available.

Museum free. Garden admission Mar. 15-Oct. 31 $10; $8 (ages 60+ and military with ID); $5 (students with ID and ages 2-12). Garden free rest of year.
Station: Dupont Circle
Museum Tues.-Sun. 11:30-5:30. Garden Tues.-Sun. 2-6, Mar. 15-Oct. 31; 2-5, rest of year (weather permitting). Museum closed major holidays. Phone ahead to confirm schedules for the historic house tour, the garden tour and the special exhibit tour. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
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