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

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

This exhibition of stunning ensembles by leading designers tells the story of the fair's creator Eunice W. Johnson, who overcame racial prejudice to bring global fashion to African-American audiences.

Your Next President . . . ! The Campaign Art of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman

Patriotic textiles from the Collection of Mark and Rosalind Shenkman illustrate how presidential campaigning developed in the 19th century.

A Collector’s Vision: Creating the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Updated in June with a dozen new objects, this exhibition showcases highlights from this remarkable collection documenting the history of D.C.

Detail of ikat from The Textile Museum collections

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.

Expansive Visions: GW Collection Past, Present, Future

Organized by GW's Luther Brady Art Gallery and presented in the museum's lower-level galleries, this exhibition traces GW's history and evolution as a presenter of contemporary art through highlights from the university collection.