Visiting the Octagon Museum


Thursday—Saturday, 1-4pm



Current Exhibit

Victor Lundy: Educating an Architect + Preservation of Modern Architecture
December 6, 2018-February 28, 2019

Experience an exhibit featuring the work of architect and artist Victor Lundy, FAIA, before it’s catalogued by the Library of Congress. An immersive gallery showcases drawings, images, and works from his Beaux Arts and Bauhaus education, his service during WWII, and featured works from his career, including the US Tax Court Building and US Embassy in Sri Lanka.

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Upcoming exhibits

AIA International Leadership Awards
March 2019

Catch winners and highlights of the AIA International Region Award for AIA.

CODAworx Awards
May-August 2019

The CODAawards return with a look at winners for 2019.

Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color
October-December 2019

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.

Self-guided tours

No special appointments or tour times necessary. Explore the house at your own pace: discover the lives of various people who lived in the house in the 1810s, and make yourself comfortable (yes—you can use the furniture!).

Guided tours

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. Guided tours are only available outside of regular open hours.

AIA members can now earn continuing education credits for Octagon tours (1 LU). Contact us to set up a tour.

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.

Metro: 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.

Parking: Metered street parking is available surrounding the Octagon. Parking garages are also available, although many are closed on the weekends. The Octagon does not have any dedicated site parking due to our location in downtown Washington, DC.

Questions? Contact or 202-626-7439.