DKMC Walk Weekend FAQs
What is DKMC?
The Dupont Kalorama Museum Consortium exists to mutually advance the member institutions and create neighborhood cultural experiences. DKMC was established in 1983 to promote “off the Mall” museums and their neighborhoods. The consortium currently consists of Anderson House (Society of the Cincinnati), Dumbarton House, the National Museum of American Jewish Military History, The Phillips Collection, and The President Woodrow Wilson House.
What is Walk Weekend?
Walk Weekend is an annual event hosted by DKMC in early June. For two days, participating DKMC museums open their doors to visitors FREE of charge, often offering special programming and extended hours for visitors.
Who should attend?
Everyone! Walk Weekend is free and open to the public. Bring your parents, kids, friends, and neighbors, but please leave your pets at home. (Please note, due to the historic nature of the sites, not all of the participating museums are fully ADA Accessible).
So the museums are really free?
Yes! Admission to each museum are offered free of charge during Walk Weekend hours.
What are the Walk Weekend hours?
Walk Weekend 2017 will be held Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. (Please note, the NMAJMH will only be open on Sunday). Walk Weekend is held rain or shine.
How do I get around during Walk Weekend?
We encourage everyone to get out and walk! Start at any museum and choose your stops along the way. The museums are within easy walking distance of the Dupont Circle metro stop. Alternatively, there are several buses that run near our sites as well as the capital bike share. Visit our directions and maps page for more information.
What is the hashtag #WalkDKMC for?
Take photos at each site and post them on social media for a chance to win prizes from our museums.