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Something different and off-the-beaten-track

The museum in the mansion holds a collection of Byzantine and Central American artifacts. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
After viewing the Cherry Blossoms - Head to Dunbarton Oaks

Lovely estate grounds and gardens — DCs own Downton Abbey. Beautiful small museum collection inside... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum in the mansion holds a collection of Byzantine and Central American artifacts. The garden is beautiful with many different "rooms". It's on many levels and has some great views. But don't try to negotiate this in flip flops or heals! There are many...More

1  Thank GrouchoDE
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely estate grounds and gardens — DCs own Downton Abbey. Beautiful small museum collection inside and spectacular grounds and gardens in the late Spring. If your in DC for the Cherry Blossoms, don’t miss this iconic estate at the top of Georgetown. After walking and...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dumbarton Oaks is a historic estate in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.It has pretty gardens in the park

Thank lollygal
Reviewed 23 May 2018

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

1  Thank nutrinut
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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

Thank Hevsy
Reviewed 2 May 2018

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

1  Thank Suetime
Reviewed 30 April 2018 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

Thank eloquacity1
Reviewed 29 April 2018

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
Reviewed 30 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.

3  Thank COSprGrl
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
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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.