NEW ARBOR TOUR AT OAK HILL!
There is not a better time than the fall to take an Arbor Tour on our grounds. Our trees are beautiful this time of year and we hope that you will come visit us while practicing social distancing.
Our new Arbor Tour is self-guided and FREE maps can be picked up in our office during regular business hours. If you would prefer to download yourself, please see link here.
If you wish to schedule a group tour or a private tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This tour was made possible by our local Georgetown Garden Club.
COVID-19 Operations Status
Like many organizations, we are closely monitoring the coronavirus. We want what is safest for our community. At this current time, our grounds are OPEN during normal business hours, see details below. The walk-in gate will be OPEN during weekend hours and no drive in access remains. All events are either cancelled or postpone at this time. While enjoying your walk through our grounds please be sure to follow the recommended guidelines on social distancing by the CDC and DCHealth and wear a mask.
Please proceed with caution and respect while you visit our private historic site. These hours are weather permitting. The cemetery DOES close anytime there is inclement weather.
Grounds are OPEN:
Monday through Friday – 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday – 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (walk-in gate only)
Sunday – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (walk-in gate only)
Closed – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Day
- Dogs, Bicycles, Motorbikes, Food, Beverages and Jogging are Prohibited
- Premises Under Video Monitoring
- Children MUST Be Accompanied By An Adult
- Access Restricted During Funerals and Inclement Weather
- Drive-In Access Weekdays Only. 5 MPH Speed Limit.
Oak Hill Cemetery is located in the center of historic Georgetown, a unique neighborhood founded in 1751. Oak Hill Cemetery is home to the historic Gothic Revival Renwick Chapel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, designed by James Renwick. A landmark home to many famous Washingtonians and those who were influential in our country’s history. Neighboring Dumbarton Oaks, Dumbarton House, and Montrose Park, our main entrance is at the corner of 30th and R Street. We are open every day of the year with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Our hours can be found on our Tips page.
There are multiple ways to get to Oak Hill. For your convenience, please see list below for helpful transportation guides,
On Foot: We are located at the top of the hill of the historic Georgetown neighborhood in Washington, DC. It is a nice walk from the main intersection at Wisconsin and M Streets. Allow 20 minutes or so, and it is uphill most of the way, especially the last part above Q Street.
By Bike: Located at the highest point in Georgetown and accessible by bike. There is currently no bike rack at the cemetery, however, you may park your bike in the cemetery while you tour. Please dismount your bike before entering the cemetery. Once you enter the main entrance please park your bike to the left, in front of the Gatehouse, near the black iron bench. If you do not have your own bike, try Capital Bikeshare: https://secure.capitalbikeshare.com/map/
By Car: During working hours of the weekday, there are a few parking spaces on the grounds to park cars. Enter at the main gate at 30th and R Street NW. Please check in at the Gatehouse. During visiting hours on the weekends, there are usually parking places on the nearby streets. Read the parking signs to avoid parking tickets! Use the walk-in gate at 30th and R Street NW. Check the hours to be certain we are open or call 202-337-2835.
By WMATA Bus: The WMATA D6 bus runs from Connecticut Avenue and K Streets NW to Sibley Hospital. The closest stop is at 30th and Q Street NW, then a .2 mile walk up the hill to the main gate at 30th and R Street NW. Use their trip planner: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/maps/
By DC Circulator Bus: The Union Station to Georgetown route extends up Wisconsin Avenue above Georgetown. The closest stop to Oak Hill will be at Wisconsin Avenue and R Street NW. Walk East from Wisconsin Avenue along R Street past Dumbarton Oaks and Montrose Park until you reach the gates at 30th and R Street NW. http://www.dccirculator.com/georgetown-union-station/ Check the hours to be certain we are open or call 202-337-2835.
By WMATA Subway: The closest subway stop will be the Dupont Circle Station, which is approximately .8 mile East of the cemetery. From there it is mostly flat, except for the last part, walking up the hill on 28th Street NW. Allow at least 20 minutes for the walk. Use their trip planner: https://www.wmata.com/schedules/maps/ Check the hours to be certain we are open or call 202-337-2835.