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The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum is located on GW’s Foggy Bottom campus in Washington, D.C., just blocks away from the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, the White House, Kennedy Center and the National Mall. Our galleries are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 



Tuesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Closed on university holidays.

Our Location

701 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Phone: +1 202-994-5200

Closest Metro Station:
Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines)


All Are Welcome

Museum admission is free for all. If you are not already a member, a suggested donation of $8 during your visit helps to support future exhibitions, collections and educational programs.

Getting Here


We encourage you to use public transportation when visiting. The museum is located four blocks from the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station (Blue, Orange and Silver lines), a 15-minute walk from the Farragut North Station (Red line), and is also near many bus lines. Plan Your Metro Trip


Limited, two-hour street parking is available on campus. The university’s closest paid parking garages are: G Street (enter via 20th and 21st streets between F and G streets), University Student Center (on H Street between 21st and 22nd streets), and Science and Engineering Hall (H Street between 22nd and 23rd streets). Detailed Parking Information


Groups arriving in buses or minibuses must drop off and pick up passengers on G Street at the intersection with 21st Street. Tour Buses in D.C. 

Women pointing to textile


Gallery Tours

You can book a custom gallery tour for a group of up to 20 people by submitting an online request at least three weeks in advance. Tours are led by our experienced docents. 


Check our calendar to learn about public programs that may be happening onsite during your visit. 

Research Centers

Researchers, faculty and students can make appointments to study art, artifacts and publications at our research centers.

Tips for Your Visit

Textile with tassles


Coat Check

A coat room with lockers is available for bags larger than 11 by 15 inches, and umbrellas, outerwear and oversized strollers.

Where to Eat

The museum does not have a café, but you can find many places to eat nearby.


You may photograph the art in the galleries, with the exception of designated works on loan. To protect the art and avoid disturbance to other visitors, flashes, tripods and selfie sticks are prohibited. Staff may photograph or film in the museum for educational and promotional purposes. Your presence implies your consent for the use of your image and voice in marketing materials. If you see a staff photographer, please let them know if you would prefer not to be photographed.

Visiting with Children

Changing stations are located in restrooms on gallery levels. Strollers and front-worn baby carriers are permitted in the galleries. We encourage you to visit the Textiles 101 gallery where children can enjoy hands-on learning experiences.

Plants and Flowers Policy

Owing to the delicate nature of our museum collections, cut flowers and live plants are prohibited in the building.

Social Media

Tag us on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok or Facebook and share photos from your visit: #GWMuseum.


Arts on Campus

While you are on campus, explore these other art venues open to the public.

Exterior of Corcoran

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Select events are open to the public.

The beautiful Flagg Building, built in 1897, hosts performances and exhibitions of work by students and visiting artists. The Corcoran was established in 1869 as an art gallery by William Wilson Corcoran, and developed into a degree-granting art and design school. In 2014, the school became part of GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. 

Luther W. Brady Art Gallery

Open Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. during the academic year.

The Flagg Building also houses the Luther W. Brady Art Gallery, established in 2001 with support from oncologist and arts philanthropist Luther W. Brady (B.A. ’46, M.D. ’48). 

Student hanging work

Gallery 102

Open Wednesday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. during the academic year.

This contemporary arts space provides curatorial experience to GW students and presents work by student, local and national artists. 

Exterior Lisner

Lisner Auditorium

Lisner Auditorium, one block north of the museum, hosts performances, university events and speakers throughout the year.

Lisner Events Calendar