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Exhibition Tours

Docent-led tours of the Museum's ground-breaking exhibitions

Tour are complimentary for paid admission holders. For groups of 10 or more, please see Custom Tours for more information. All tours are subject to docent availability.


House & Home

Explore the architecture of everyday life and learn about different construction techniques, see some of America's most iconic homes, and revisit home goods from yesterday and today. Your docent will share some of the highlights of this extensive exhibition, pointing out interesting information and stories.

Public tours offered Fridays at 2:30 pm and Saturdays at 10:45 am, depending on docent availability.

Easy Bake Oven
Easy Bake Oven
Photo by Museum staff

The New American Gardens

Founded in 1975 and based in Washington D.C., learn about the firm of Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, leader of modern American landscape architecture. Your docent will share stories of the firm’s founders, Wolfgang Oehme and James van Sweden, along with different projects the firm has completed over the years.

Public tours offered Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm, depending on docent availability.

Rosenberg Garden. Photo by Charles Birnbaum, 2009.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation

All tours are subject to docent availability. Please call 202.272.2448 to make sure a docent is available for a scheduled tour.