Plan a Visit

Museum and Shop Hours

Monday: 11 AM–5 PM
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday–Thursday: 11 AM–7 PM
Friday: 11 AM–5 PM
Saturday: 10 AM–5 PM
Sunday: 1–5 PM
Closed on university holidays

Please note: The shop will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27. The museum and the shop will be closed November 28–29 for Thanksgiving.

Admission

$8 suggested donation for non-members. Free for museum members, children, and current GW students, faculty, and staff.

Works on View

The museum presents rotating, thematic exhibitions that draw from its collections and loans from other institutions. You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum collections on view in the lower-level galleries.

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Getting Here

The museum is located on GW's Foggy Bottom campus, 27 miles from Dulles International Airport, 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, and 2.5 miles from Union Station.

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Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies Reading Room

Make an appointment to explore the Washingtoniana Collection.

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Arthur D. Jenkins Library

The library's 20,000-volume, multilingual collection offers artistic, cultural, historical, and technical information related to textiles, rugs, and costume.

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Group Visits

Advance reservations are required for groups of ten or more and for all tour buses. 

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Accessibility

The museum works with GW's Office of Disability Support Services to ensure its exhibitions, programs, and services are accessible to all audiences.

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In the Neighborhood

While the museum does not have a café on site, there are many dining options nearby. The following restaurants are located within a few blocks.

Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

Free docent-led tours of the galleries are offered Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Free student-led tours of the exhibition "Fast Fashion/Slow Art" are offered Saturdays at 1 p.m. at the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design.

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.

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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.