Visitor Information

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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!

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.


10 a.m.–5 p.m.

12 p.m.–5 p.m.

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


APR 19 2018The third floor galleries will be closed to the public.
APR 20 2018The museum, shop, and café will be closed for the annual Spring Gala.


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)

Take the Red, Blue, Orange, or Silver lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north. 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 Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to purchase guaranteed parking at nearby parking garages. 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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The Sofitel and Washington Marriott at Metro Center are the official hotels of the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Both less than two blocks away, these downtown hotels are a quick walk to NMWA!

National Museum of Women in the Arts