Visitor Information

Photo credit: Daniel Schwartz

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.

Many other museums, the Convention Center, and the White House are within easy walking distance. Make your visit a memorable one.


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

Free Community Days are the first Sunday of every month.
* Museum admission passes and gift passes are available for purchase through the ticket office. Call 1-877-226-5294 for advance sales.


10 a.m.–5 p.m.

12 p.m.–5 p.m.

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and additional closures as noted below.


  • Thursday, APR 24: The Great Hall and Mezzanine will close at 12 p.m. while the third floor galleries will be closed all day. The second floor galleries, Mezzanine Café, and Museum Shop will be open all day. Free admission.
  • Friday, APR 25: The museum will be closed all 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.

By Metro:
(From DC, MD, and VA)

Take the Red, Blue, or Orange lines to Metro Center. Use the 13th Street exit and walk two blocks north. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.

By Bus:
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.

Metered street parking is minimal.

Nearby parking garages include:

  • CarrPark at 1450 F Street, NW
  • CarrPark at 1201 F Street, NW
  • PMI at 1345 G Street, NW
  • PMI at 1301 H Street, NW


All public areas of the museum are wheelchair accessible. A limited number of wheelchairs and strollers are available at the security guard’s desk for use within the museum.


Works in the permanent collection may be photographed with available light.  Flash photography, tripods, extension cords, and other special equipment are not permitted.  No photography of special exhibitions or works of art on loan to the museum is allowed.