Visiting The Octagon
Hours and Admission
Thursday—Saturday, 1-4 pm
Suggested donation $10
No special appointments or tour times necessary. Explore the house at your own pace, and make yourself comfortable (yes—you can use the furniture!). 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. Tours last approximately 45 minutes, and are $10/adults and $5/students (discounts available for groups of 10+). We ask that you provide at least 24 hours notice when scheduling a tour.
AIA members can earn continuing education credits for Octagon tours (1 LU).
Exhibit and event schedule
Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color
October 30, 2019-February 22, 2020
Andrew Feiler was granted unique access to Morris Brown’s silent campus. His searing photographs offer fresh insights into timely and important stories. They offer a new way to consider contemporary societal challenges and provide common ground for discussion of our collective future and education as the backbone of the American Dream.
With support from:
Placemaking at HBCUs and the State of the Dream
January 30, 5:30-8:30pm. Register here >
A conversation accompanying the current exhibition at The Octagon, “Without Regard to Race, Sex, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College.”
The UnBuilt Crosby Arboretum: March-August 2020
Blueprint for Better: September-December 2020
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.
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.