Thursday, March 4, 2021

Get Out! Four Great Museums Have Reopened!

Hillwood Estate and Gardens
by Peggy Robin

The weather is warming, the trees are beginning to sprout buds, and the daffodil shoots have poked up through the earth....and real life is making a comeback, at least in some limited ways.
Here are four museums that had gone dormant but have sprung back to life -- meaning they are open now or they will open up in the next few days. And you can visit in safety and comfort.
These are four great choices, listed in order from closest to farthest from Cleveland Park:

1. Hillwood Estate, Museum, and Garden  
4155 Linnean Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008 

Hillwood is excited to welcome back the community safely to enjoy access to the museum and gardens. Advanced reservations are required and are now available. We look forward to seeing you soon! Learn more here and please check back for updates. Before you visit, please review our Temporary Visitor Guidelines.   

Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10 AM - 5 PM Closed Mondays.

2. Phillips Collection  
1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC  20009

Reopens Saturday, March 6 but all passes for the free, open hours this weekend are sold out.  

Advance timed tickets required for all visitors, including children and members. No walk-ins permitted. Tickets are not transferable. Limit 4 per customer.

How to Reserve Timed Tickets. Ticket Release Schedule: Starting March 8, advance tickets will be released online on a weekly basis every Monday, with presale tickets for Phillips members released at 10 am, and general admission tickets at 12 pm. Go to

Hours: Thursday-Sunday, from 11 am-6 pm; final entry at 5 pm.
Entry Window: Please be on time. Visitors arriving more than 10 minutes after their reservation risk forfeiting their tickets. Early entry is not permitted.
If your plans change: If you are no longer able to use your tickets, please email so that we may put the tickets back on sale.
General Admission: Adults $16; Seniors (62+) $12; Students and Educators (with ID) $10; 18 and Under Free. Members Free
If capacity allows, access to the Museum Shop, courtyard, and first floor galleries of the Goh Annex & Sant Building are free, no ticket required.

3. National Museum of Women in the Arts    
1250 New York Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005
202-783-5000; 1-800-222-7270
Museum Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm; Sunday 12 to 5 pm
Timed Entry Tickets: Adult $10; Adult 65+; $8 Students; $8 Youth 18 and Under

3. Glenstone - Outdoor Sculpture Gardens Only 
12100 Glen Road
Potomac, Maryland 20854
(301) 983-5001
Schedule your visit

Glenstone Museum is open for visits to the grounds and outdoor dining at the Patio in a limited capacity on visitor days (Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.). The Arrival Hall will be open in a limited capacity for access to restrooms and a water bottle refill station, as well as the Bookstore. Scheduled visits are required, and admission is free. 

The "Get Out!" events column is published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Thursdays.

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