Learn all about Gallaudet University, founded in 1864, the only university for deaf, hard-of-hearing, and DeafBlind students. Explore the history of our campus nestled in the heart of Washington DC!Less
This iconic statue of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell was sculpted by Daniel Chester French, who also sculpted the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial.
The crown jewel of the historic buildings on campus, Chapel Hall, with its majestic Tower Clock, beams with Bison pride at the front of the campus. The home of the iconic coffin door, this building stands out as the defining landmark on campus.
The Gallaudet National Deaf Life Museum, nestled inside Chapel Hall, documents and exhibits the rich history of the deaf community and the evolution of Gallaudet, along with artifacts from the Gallaudet University Archives on display.
This picturesque residence of the University president and their family, commonly known as House One, mirrors the striking Gothic architecture of other historic buildings on campus.
This small historic house used to monitor entrances through the second entrance on Florida Avenue. The entrance is now closed, and the Gate House now houses the National Deaf Life Museum office.
A knoll of a grassy field in front of Faculty Row, the view from Olmsted Green captures the beautiful architecture of House One, College Hall, and Chapel Hall. Named for Frederick Law Olmsted, this green space pays homage to the landscape architect who designed the campus and the iconic Central Park in New York City.
This historic house is named after Melville Ballard, one of the first graduates of Gallaudet University. This building currently houses the offices for Gallaudet Interpreting Service (GIS).
This historic house on "Faculty Row" is named after Edward Allen Fay, a former professor at Gallaudet and a pioneer in the genealogical study.
A historic house named after James Denison, a deaf teacher and principal for Kendall School, this house is also known as "House Four," situated at the north end of "Faculty Row." Today, the building houses ten students and faculty-in-residence.
This building houses the Transportation Department and Pigmental Studios, an animation and story building company that partnered with Gallaudet to provide courses for students with emerging interests in animation.