Getting Here

Sign at museum entrance

The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum is located on GW's Foggy Bottom campus at 701 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Directions

Metro

The museum is located four blocks from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station (Blue, Orange and Silver lines) and a fifteen-minute walk from the Farragut North Station (Red line). For more information on Metro, including scheduled SafeTrack maintenance projects that may affect your trip, visit Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

Driving Directions

From North or Northwest: 

  • Interstate 95 South (if coming from the north) or Interstate 270 (if coming from the northwest) to Interstate 495 (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring/Northern Virginia
  • Take Exit 33, heading south on Connecticut Avenue for about 9 miles
  • Turn right onto Florida Avenue (just past the Washington Hilton) and then turn left immediately onto 21st Street
  • The visitor entrance to the G Street Garage is on the left between between F and G Streets

From West:

  • Interstate 66 and Route 50 both connect with the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge
  • Cross the bridge and exit left at E Street, then left again at Virginia Avenue
  • Bear left, following signs for 23rd Street
  • Turn right on 23rd Street
  • Turn right on F Street
  • Turn left on 20th Street
  • The visitor entrance to the G Street Garage is on the left between between F and G Streets

From South:

  • Interstate 95 to Interstate 395, Arlington Memorial Bridge Exit
  • Cross the bridge and bear left at the Lincoln Memorial
  • Turn left onto 23rd Street, NW
  • Turn right on F Street
  • Turn left on 20th Street
  • The visitor entrance to the G Street Garage is on the left between between F and G Streets

Arriving at the Museum

Cars can drop off passengers at the curb in front of the museum on 21st Street. Minibuses with exit doors on the right must drop off passengers on G Street. Per D.C. regulations, buses may not discharge passengers into travel lanes. 

Visitor Parking

While we strongly encourage the use of public transportation, the university has several paid public parking lots located within a few blocks of the museum. Limited metered street parking is also available on campus; time limits are strictly enforced. 

  • G Street Garage: Access from both 20th Street and 21st Street between F and G Streets. Open 24/7. This garage only accepts MasterCard and Visa.
  • Marvin Center Garage: Access on H Street between 21st and 22nd Streets. Open Mon–Fri 7 AMMidnight. Closed on weekends and holidays.
  • University Parking Garage. Access from H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets, located under the Science and Engineering Hall. Open 24/7. This garage only accepts MasterCard and Visa.

For parking rates and other information, visit the university's Transportation & Parking Services.

School and Tour Bus Access

Buses are permitted to drop off and pick up on G Street only. No bus engine idling is permitted. Consult D.C. tour bus parking guidelines for more information.

On View

A Nomad's Art: Kilims of Anatolia

Woven by women to adorn tents and camel caravans, kilims are enduring records of life in Turkey’s nomadic communities, as well as stunning examples of abstract art.

Faig Ahmed: Nonvisual Language

This intimate exhibition introduces new works and installations by acclaimed Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed.

Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection

A selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures.

Eye of the Bird: Visions and Views of D.C.'s Past

This exhibition examines the evolution of Washington, D.C., through two new panoramic landscape paintings by local artist Peter Waddell and related works.

Detail of artwork by Vernal Bogren Swift

Selections from The Textile Museum Collections

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.

Textiles 101

Interactive displays allow you to enter the mind of an artist to explore fiber, structure, color, and the creative choices that influence textile design.