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View of the lobby atrium, Summer 2023. Photo: Imagine Photography

Plan Your Visit

Admission and Hours

Timed tickets are encouraged and walk-ins are welcome for same-day tickets as space permits. General Admission tickets include access to our ongoing exhibitions.

Ongoing Exhibitions 
What is Jewish Washington?
Connect. Reflect. Act.

Free Admission

Special Exhibition
Special exhibitions fees vary and are always free for Members.

Public Programs
Require separate registration and may charge additional fees.

Members
Enjoy free admission to all exhibitions, discounts on programs, and early access for priority tickets.

Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday Closed
  • Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Friday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule

  • May 27, 2024: Open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm for Memorial Day
  • Jul 4, 2024: Open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Oct 2, 2024: Open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for Erev Rosh Hashanah
  • Oct 3, 2024: Closed for First Day of Rosh Hashanah
  • Oct 11, 2024: Open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm for Erev Yom Kippur
  • Oct 12, 2024: Closed for Yom Kippur
  • Oct 17, 2024: Closed for Sukkot
  • Nov 27, 2024: Open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Nov 28, 2024: Closed for Thanksgiving Day
  • Dec 24, 2024: Open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
  • Dec 25, 2024: Open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Evening Hours
Effective Wednesday, March 6, 2024, the Museum will be open until 8pm on the first Wednesday of each month.

Directions & Parking 

Located at the corner of 3rd & F Streets, NW
575 3rd Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
202.789.0900

Parking
Public paid parking garage available at 3rd & G Streets, NW

Public Transit
Metro: Red Line to Judiciary Square, National Building Museum exit, walk 1 block

Capital Bike Share: 3rd & H Streets, NW, walk 2 blocks

Circulator Bus: Georgetown-Union Station route to Massachusetts & New Jersey Avenues, NW, walk 5 blocks

Regional rail to Union Station, 15-minute walk

Group Tours

We are pleased to provide guided tours for groups of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy. Led by one of our trained guides, your tour will include visits to all of the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions with a special look at behind-the-scenes stories and opportunities for dynamic conversation.

Please visit the Learn page for information related to School Groups.

Accessibility

We welcome all visitors and strive to ensure that our exhibitions, programs, and facilities are accessible to everyone.

Wheelchair entrance is located on F Street. All Museum spaces are wheelchair accessible. We are able to provide wheelchairs on a first-come, first-served basis; please go to our welcome desk for assistance. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on all floors of the Museum.

Videos in the exhibitions are open-captioned in English.

Gewirz Family Museum Shop

Find books, postcards, and gifts inspired by our collection and exhibitions. All proceeds help support the Museum’s education programs.

The Nosh Pit

Light refreshments are available for purchase at the cafe cart in the Morse Loeb Lobby.

Proudly serving Compass Coffee.

Programs & Exhibitions

Capital Jewish Museum at dusk, Fall 2023. Photo: Alex Fradkin Photography

Our Buildings

A new four-floor, LEED silver-certified building with three floors of exhibition galleries and—the largest and best-known artifact—Washington’s oldest purpose-built synagogue.