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Alexandria, Virginia | 6055 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, Virginia 22303

Education & History Come Together At George Washington University

Founded in 1821, George Washington University is a prestigious public research university that stands proud among the nation's most distinguished colleges. Offering more than 80 undergraduate degrees, including renowned programs in government, law, medicine, and international affairs, the university boasts a student body of more than 27,000. Notable GWU alumni include U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. The university's George Washington Colonials compete at the NCAA Division I level in most sports, including their 2016 National Invitation Championship basketball team. With the main campus located in Foggy Bottom, just blocks from the National Mall in Washington, DC George Washington University offers a premier educational and campus life experience for students and faculty alike.


Prices - 

Free to entry campus. Museum admission and event ticket prices vary.

Hours -

 Campus is open 24 hours, 7 days per week. Daily guided tours are offered by appointment.


  • George's Birthday Bash
  • Commencement Ceremonies
  • Alumni Golf Tournament


  • Guided Campus Tours
  • College Sports
  • Museums & Art Galleries 
  • Workshops & Lectures
  • Theater & Dance Performances
  • Lisner Auditorium Events


  • What George Washington University tours can I join?

    The university offers daily guided information sessions and campus tours as well as tours of the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Corcoran School of Art for prospective students and their parents. Visitors can book a tour up to three months in advance online through the website. All tours are free of charge and depart from the GWU admissions office. Visit to register for a tour.
  • Where is visitor's parking at George Washington University?

    Visitors to the Foggy Bottom campus have five different parking options. The University Parking Garage (in Science and Engineering Hall) is located on H Street between 22nd and 23rd Streets. The Marvin Center Garage is located on H Street between 21st and 22nd Streets. The G Street Garage offers access from 20th Street or 21st Street between F and G Streets. The Elliott School Garage is located on 19th Street near E Street. The Ambulatory Care Center Garage at George Washington University Hospital is located on I Street between 21st and 22nd Street. Parking rates begin at $10 per hour, with a $26 daily maximum rate.

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