Tips to visiting the Kreeger Museum in Washington, D.C.

Find yourself at the Kreeger Musuem and you will be transported to a beautifully designed Washington, D.C. art museum tucked away in the Berkley neighborhood just north of Georgetown. Paintings and sculpture from the 1850s through 1970s grace the museum grounds and halls, for all to see. Impressionists and American art dominate the permanent collection, but there is always a nice range of art being highlighted and several curated exhibits throughout the year.

In our effort to showcase all of the art museums in Washington, D.C, we spoke with The Kreeger Museum staff to share what makes this museum special, why you should visit and what you need to know before you go.

Kreeger Museum
Reflecting Pool with Inventions by John L. Dreyfuss • credit Erich Keel

Where is the Kreeger Museum located?

Location: The Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007

What topics does the museum cover?

The Kreeger Museum is an art museum that showcases David and Carmen Kreeger’s permanent collection of 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures. The building, designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, was formerly the Kreegers’ residence. Also included in the permanent collection are works of prominent Washington artists and examples of traditional African and Asian art.

What is the Kreeger Museum’s claim to fame?

The Kreeger Museum, the former residence of David and Carmen Kreeger, rests on five acres of sculpture-filled gardens surrounded by woods. Designed by renowned architect Philip Johnson, it is among the few examples of his work in D.C.

Kreeger Museum
Richard Deutsch Against the Day • credit Colin WInterbottom

What kinds of special exhibits and events do you host throughout the year?

Throughout the year The Kreeger Museum offers a number of concerts and art talks.

How much time should someone plan to spend at the museum?

Most visitors spend approximately one hour at the Museum.

What should someone bring with them and what items are not allowed in the museum?

Backpacks, strollers and umbrellas must be left in the lobby while visiting the galleries.

Is photography allowed inside (without flash)?

Personal photography without flash is permitted in the galleries.

Kreeger Museum
Kreeger Museum • credit Frank Hallam Day

What should parents of young children know before visiting the museum?

We have a large Sculpture Garden that is excellent for children to explore.

What’s the coolest item for sale in the gift shop?

There is no gift shop, however postcards of select works from the collection and a Kreeger Museum catalogue are available for purchase at the information desk.

Is there a museum cafe or restaurant?

There is no cafe or restaurant at the Kreeger Museum.

What should teachers planning a field trip know before reaching out to you?

The Museum offers a range of unique, interactive educational experiences for K-12 students that encourage and deepen students’ appreciation of art, architecture and music. Each experience highlights a different aspect of the permanent collection, making concepts and content accessible through specialized tours and hands-on workshops led by teaching artists.

To schedule a school program or request more information, please contact [email protected]

Kreeger Museum
Terrace gallery • credit Greg Staley

What are your normal days and hours of operation?

Normal hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-4pm

Is the museum accessible?

The main level of the Museum, Sculpture Terrace and restrooms are wheelchair accessible.

Reaching the lower galleries requires navigating approximately 30 stairs, and a wheelchair is available for use in the lower level galleries. There is no elevator.

Does the museum have a bag check or coat room?

There is a self-service coat closet in the lobby for visitors to store coats.

Is there parking available?

Yes.

Is there an admission fee?

Admission is by suggested donation:

  • $10 general
  • $8 military, senior, & student

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