Visitor Information

A young boy makes a funny face towards the camera. He is standing in the galleries next to a sculpture of a dog covered in crochet.
Photo: Kevin Allen

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C., at the corner of New York Avenue and 13th Street, NW.

Plan Your Visit

Many other museums, the Convention Center, and the White House are within easy walking distance. Make your visit a memorable one by reviewing our Visitor Guidelines for helpful information about photography at the museum, Wi-Fi access, self-guided tours, and more, and see our Accessibility page for information about amenities at the museum.


Visitors 65 and over:$8.00
NMWA members:Free
Youth 18 and under:Free

Purchase tickets online!

Admission to the Great Hall and Long Gallery is free.

Daily Gallery Experiences

Join us for 30-minute “conversation pieces” most days at 2 p.m. These brief experiences spotlight two works on view. Free with museum admission; reservations not required. Check in at the Information Desk to learn more.

Community Day

Visit us on the first Sunday of the month for FREE admission to the museum—take this opportunity to explore our collection and current exhibitions.


The museum will be closed to the public through May 3, 2020.

Learn More

10 a.m.–5 p.m.

12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.


Visit the Mezzanine Café for lunch Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Library and Research Center

The Betty Boyd Dettre Library and Research Center is open Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1 p.m.–5 p.m. and is closed on major holidays.

Getting to NMWA

Plan your trip with goDCgo interactive map for more information about how to route your trip via buses, metro, bicycle rentals, and more.


(From D.C., MD, and VA)

The closest Metro stations to the museum are Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) or Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow lines). Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.


Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.


Since metered street parking is minimal, NMWA has partnered with SpotHero (formerly Parking Panda), the nation's leading parking reservation app. Visitors can purchase guaranteed parking at nearby parking garages with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Once purchased, present your purchase confirmation at the selected location (this serves as your payment). Parking is guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up.

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Conrad Washington, DC is the official hotel of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Just three blocks away, this downtown hotel is a quick walk to NMWA!

National Museum of Women in the Arts