Stretch your legs and your mind during the 32nd Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk.
Seven diverse museums will open their doors free of charge for this weekend long celebration in one of Washington, D.C.'s most beautiful neighborhoods.
Discover Anderson House, Dumbarton House, Heurich House Museum, Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, and the President Woodrow Wilson House free of charge!
In addition to a wide variety of exhibitions, many sites are offering special programming. Enjoy and participate in English Country Dance at Dumbarton House, stop by Jazz n’ Family Fun Days at The Phillips Collection and practice your 18th century navigation using a solar telescope at Anderson House. Additional information on programming at individual sites is available below.
The 32nd Annual Museum Walk Weekend media sponsor is Washington City Paper.
Note: The Museum Walk event is held rain or shine. The National Museum of American Jewish Military History is open Sunday only. A free shuttle service is offered between sites.
Sites, Exhibitions, and Programs
Explore the exhibition Lafayette and L’Hermione: Symbols of French-American Friendship. On Saturday, learn about 18th century naval navigation using maps, a solar telescope, and a sundial from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Join the English Country Dancers at Dumbarton House on Sunday for performances at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Each performance will be followed by a lesson in English country dance and a chance to take a spin around the dance floor.
Heurich House Museum
Explore the late Victorian home built by local brewer Christian Heurich. Play classic garden games and take part in a family-friendly plein air botanical drawing workshop 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days with Heurich House gardener and artist Kellie Cox.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
On Saturday, attend a live jazz performance in the courtyard and kids ages 7-12 can become a Junior Ranger. On Sunday, view a film on the life of Marian Anderson as part of the featured exhibition “Bethune Goes to Hollywood”.
(Open Sunday only): Jewish American veterans will be on-site to share their military experiences. Author Karen Rae Levine signs copies of her new novel, The Clay Messiah, a story about a Jewish American soldier who liberated Dachau.
The Phillips Collection
Enjoy Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days featuring live jazz performances throughout themuseum, including musicians improvising in the galleries. Create art to take home and visit the instrument petting zoo. In collaboration with DC Jazz Festival.
The President Woodrow Wilson House
Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Flag Day with a flag craft. Play croquet in the garden and enjoy the exhibition War & Art: Destruction and Protection of Italian Cultural Heritage during World War I.