Plan a Visit

Museum and Shop Hours

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

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 permanent collections and loans from other institutions. The Textile Museum Collections gallery is currently closed for construction and will reopen July 1 with a new selection of objects, including many works that have rarely or never before been displayed. 

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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. (textile tour) and 2:45 p.m. (Washingtoniana tour).

On View

Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair

Stunning ensembles by leading designers tell the story of the Ebony Fashion Fair and its creator Eunice W. Johnson, who broke the color barrier to bring global fashion to African-American audiences.

Foundations for a Nation: Architectural Images from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection

Historical images reveal how public competitions, presidential preferences, and unanticipated historical events shaped the U.S. Capitol and White House.

A Collector’s Vision: Selections 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.