About Us

What is DKMC?

The Dupont Kalorama Museums 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,  Dupont Underground, 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 the meaning behind the DKMC logo?

Our logo features the Dupont Circle Fountain, a monument in the heart of the Dupont Circle neighborhood. It is a nod to the historical, architectural, and cultural significance of the Dupont and Kalorama neighborhoods where the museums are located. 

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.

So the museums are really free?

Yes! Admission to each museum are offered free of charge during Walk Weekend hours.

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.