Please proceed with caution and respect while you visit this private historic site.
Please note that the cemetery may close in hazardous weather.

More than 75,000 visitors of all ages come to Oak Hill each year from all over the globe to visit those buried here and commune with nature and explore new territory in the heart of one of Washington’s most historic neighborhoods, Georgetown. Come see for yourself what makes Oak Hill a national treasure!

Oak Hill Cemetery is easily accessible by car, bike and public transportation. Our gates are open to the public every day of the year (with the exception of some holidays). Admission is always free. Oak Hill Cemetery will close early in case of extreme weather or slippery conditions. Check our Instagram for the latest weather-related early closures.

Walk under the trees at Oak Hill

Whether it is to enjoy the blooms of springtime, the shade of summer or the changing colors of fall, a walk under the historic tree canopy at Oak Hill Cemetery provides a connection to the beauty of nature and a peaceful place to reflect. Our Arbor Tour is self-guided and free. To download a map, please click here. This tour was made possible through the support of the Georgetown Garden Club.

Getting Here

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 the country’s history. Neighboring Dumbarton Oaks, Dumbarton House, and Montrose Park, the main entrance is at the corner of 30th and R Street. We are open every day of the year except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

There are multiple ways to get to Oak Hill. For your convenience, please see list below for helpful transportation guides.

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.

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:

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.

Use the main gate at 30th and R Streets NW.

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:

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.

Check the hours to be certain we are open or call 202-337-2835.

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:

Check the hours to be certain we are open or call 202-337-2835.

Hard copies are available upon request in the Office.

Office Hours

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)
Federal Holiday Hours –  11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Holiday Closings

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.
  • Photography Restricted: No video/no photography with people. Landscape and scenic photography only.

Group Tours

Visit us by car, bike, or public transportation. We welcome visitors in all seasons and look forward to hosting group tours. We can accommodate groups of all ages and interests

Floral Regulations

We welcome wreaths and flowers in the cemetery. Before visiting Oak Hill to lay your gift for your loved one, we ask that you read over our floral tribute regulations.

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