AAA Editor Notes
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 a museum, Dumbarton Oaks is a research center for Byzantine and medieval civilizations studies, Pre-Columbian studies and the history of landscape architecture. An art collection includes early Christian and Byzantine artifacts as well as Renaissance Italian, French and Spanish artworks. A garden planned by noted landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand incorporates French, English and Italian design elements.

The original building dates to 1801 and has gained significant additions over the years. 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+); $5 (students with ID and ages 0-12). Garden free rest of year.
Station: Dupont Circle
Museum Tues.-Sun. 11:30-5:30. Garden Tues.-Sun. 2-6, Mar. 15-Oct. 31 (also open 2-6 Jan. 1, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas); 2-5, rest of year (weather permitting). Museum closed major holidays. A 1-hour guided Architecture Tour departs the second and fourth Sat. at 1:30, Sept.-July. Historic house tour departs Sat. at 3. Garden tour departs Tues.-Thurs. and Sat. at 2:10. Special exhibit tour departs Tues.-Thurs. at 3. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
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