About Our Art Museum

The WNDC Museum is housed in a landmark nineteenth-century residence, originally built for Sarah Adams Whittemore, an opera singer and member of the distinguished Adams family of Massachusetts. The building, designed by Harvey Page, is informally called “the Whittemore House.” Significant interior features include the Arts and Crafts foyer and stairwell, and an elaborate plaster ceiling in the former music room, now the Hamlin Room. The WNDC Ballroom & Upstairs art galleries feature rotating exhibitions.

Tours & Reservations

Individual Tours: Self-guided tours of the Whittemore House are available during business hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., except when other events have been scheduled. For inquiries, please call the office at 202-232-7363.

Docent-led tours for ten or more guests are available by appointment. Please call 202-232-7363 or e-mail Cara Freibaum for reservations.

For All Tours:

  • Backpacks, other totes and extra-large purses are not permitted but may be stored in the coatroom.
  • No children under 10 years of age.
  • No flash photograph of paintings.
  • The Whittemore House is closed for public events, including tours, during the month of August.