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 request a tour using the online form at least three weeks in advance. 

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​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

Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City

This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and other structures around the city, through historical prints and paintings from the collection.

Songs of the Civil War

This exhibition showcases historical sheet music that provided the soundtrack to a nation divided by war.

Detail of Peruvian tunic

Selections from The Textile Museum Collection

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

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.

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.