Visit The Octagon

An update regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Due to the continuing public health situation, we are extending our closed dates indefinitely. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will let you know when we have a reopening date determined. During this time all tours and open hours are canceled.

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Visiting basics

Hours: Thursday—Saturday, 1-4 pm
Admission: Free, suggested donation $10

No special appointments or tour times are necessary; explore the house at your own pace. Photos are allowed.

Guided tours are only available outside of regular open hours. Private guided tours are available by appointment for groups of 5 or more, and require 24-hour advance notice. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and are $10/adults and $5/students.

AIA members can earn continuing education credits for Octagon tours (1 LU).

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Exhibit and event schedule

The UnBuilt Crosby Arboretum: March 12-TBD
Blueprint for Better: TBD

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Contact us

Phone: 202-626-7439
 1799 New York Avenue NW Washington, DC 20006


Restrooms are located on the basement level and are not handicapped accessible. The Octagon does not have an elevator. A ramp may be provided for wheelchair access to the main floor of The Octagon with 24 hours’ notice. Please make sure to indicate estimated date and time of arrival.

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Getting here

The Octagon is located at 1799 New York Avenue NW,  Washington, DC, at the corner of 18th Street and New York Avenue NW. The closest metro stations are Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) and Farragut North (Red line). The Octagon is a 10-15 minute walk south of both stations.

Metered street parking is available surrounding The Octagon. Parking garages are also available, although many are closed on the weekends.