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Dumbarton Oaks

1703 32nd St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-2961
+1 202-339-6410
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Gorgeous

A beautiful, extensive garden in the middle of Georgetown. What a gem. The museum was closed when... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
COSprGrl
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Colorado
The gardens are fantastic

This is in the very well-to-do Georgetown area of Washington, DC. No subway goes to the area... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
391kls
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Washington DC, United States
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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 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank 391kls
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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

1  Thank barymad
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

While visiting Georgetown this was a to do stop. The museum is filled with exquisite displays of prehistoric art. There is a small gift shop. Free admission. Parking is tight, and difficult to find like everywhere in DC. The gardens were unfortunately closed for renovations...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

A small free museum with displays of Byzantine and Pre-Colombian art. Even if that does not turn you on, the museum itself and the way in which the exhibits are displayed is exquisite!

Thank EgbertHerts
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Calm, serene, elegant. Beautiful buildings, art, and gardens. The Pre-Columbian art collection in the Museum is outstanding. It is housed in a small pavilion that is an award-winning jewel of modern architecture and was designed by famed architect Phillip Johnson. This pavilion alone is worth...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Take a break from everyday DC and calm down here. Spend the morning or afternoon and just chill. In Spring the flowers are lovely, and it's just a great place to catch your breath and recharge. Good for kids, families, tourists on an otherwise hectic...More

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

So serene, excellent lay out, a spectacular view from any corner...this place could calm your soul. Every part of this garden is a stunning postcard view...lovely place to go back again and again and again...

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

For well over 40 years, I have enjoyed visiting the gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. Often when I arrive, I am tense from traffic, but EVERY time I get ready to leave after several hours in the gardens, I am totally relaxed and at...More

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dbrownjag
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Response from Peter S | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge
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dbrownjag
24 June 2017|
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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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