Group Visits

Photo of group of students touring the galleries

Advance reservations are required for groups of ten or more and for all tour buses. Please call 202-994-5578 at least four weeks in advance. 

​Guided Tours

Free, docent-led tours of current exhibitions can be scheduled for groups of six to forty. 

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

Vanishing Traditions: Textiles and Treasures from Southwest China

Explore dozens of festival costumes from minority cultures in southwest China that are new to the museum’s collections.

Detail of pillar rug from the museum's 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.

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.

For the Record: Picturing D.C.

Compelling images selected through the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.’s annual juried competition document the city’s evolving urban landscape through the eyes of local artists.

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

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

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.