The Dumbarton Oaks Gardens and Museum-named by National Geographic as one of the Top Ten Gardens in the world alongside Versailles and Kew-is a 16 acre 19th century Georgetown estate. The gardens were restored by renowned landscape gardener Beatrix Jones Farrand in the 1930s, and are one of the best example of American neo-classicist landscape design in the world. Full of terraces, arbors, fountains, pools, and flowering trees, it is a must-see for any fan of garden design. The house also contains a small but well-curated collection of 1,500 Byzantine artifacts maintained by Harvard University. Check website for hours as they change with time of year and weather.
1703 32nd St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20007, United States