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Galludet University
General Information


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

Contact Info:

Operator/Main Switchboard 202-651-5000


Gallaudet University, the world's only liberal arts university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students, was established in 1864 by an Act of Congress, and its charter was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. With an annual enrollment of 1,700 students, the University offers nearly 40 undergraduate majors and close to 30 graduate degree programs.

Visit Our Campus

Visit our beautiful and historic campus, designed by world-renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the same visionary behind Manhattan's Central Park. Located in northeast D.C. a few blocks from the NoMa-Gallaudet U Metro station, our campus boasts a rich history and proud tradition in educating deaf and hard of hearing students for more than 150 years. On your tour, you will see historical landmark buildings Chapel Hall and College Hall, the famed Tower Clock, and step across the threshold of the infamous (and superstitious) Coffin Door. Stroll past House One, the home of the University president, and gaze upon the stained glass windows of Peikoff Alumni House, affectionately known as ‘Ole Jim,' which once housed one of the first indoor pools in the United States.

Schedule a Tour

You can schedule a guided tour through the Visitor's Center by following this link:http://www.gallaudet.edu/visitors_center/request_a_tour.html. If you have any questions about the tour, please send an e-mail to visitors.center@gallaudet.edu

Note: All of our tours are conducted in American Sign Language. The University provides voice interpreters for hearing visitors at no charge for tours scheduled by appointment. In order to make arrangements for an interpreter, we request that you give at least two weeks advance notice of your visit.

Galludet University Museum

The Gallaudet University Museum celebrated its grand opening during the University's sesquicentennial anniversary on April 8, 2014. The museum is a premier research and information resource center that displays deaf history and contemporary life of the deaf community. Its exhibits and artifacts portray Deaf Culture, language, and sensory perception. Visitors will learn the heritage of an evolving cultural community and trace the historic roots of Gallaudet University.


For more information on visiting the museum, please visit their website http://www.gallaudet.edu/museum/plan_your_visit.html.