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.
Why was the museum consortium created?
DKMC was created in 1983 as a way to promote the museums in the Dupont and Kalorama neighborhoods. The museums in the consortium have changed over the past 35 years and we are always open to new member as our neighborhoods change and grow.
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. 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 is held annually for one weekend in June 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.
Why visit the museums?
Our diverse museums have something for everyone! From military history, to Contemporary Art, to beautiful gardens, our museums enhance the culture of our neighborhoods. We hope that everyone can find something to appreciate and learn while visiting.
What are the future plans?
DKMC is always looking for exciting new ways to share the history of our museums and the neighborhood. In addition to our annual Walk Weekend in June, we hope to expand our programming throughout the year and are also developing a walk guide that can be used for visitors and locals.