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Dumbarton House

A Christmas to Pye For

Washington, DC EST
Join Programs Manager, Mary Lesher, for another installment of her beloved Pandemic series, the Great Dumbarton Bake Off. In this Instagram and Facebook Live program, Mary will attempt to create the icon Christmas Pye that a… read more

A Very Scary Christmas: Ghosts and Early American Holiday Customs

Washington, DC EST
Before the holiday season was celebrated with festive lights and cheer, it was associated with ghosts and goblins since Christmas falls so close to the longest night of the year. Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is the mos… read more

Chamber Music Concerts

Washington, DC EST
Please join us on select Thursday afternoons and evenings for live classical music concerts performed by the Friday Morning Music Club, a community of music lovers and musicians that has promoted classical music in the Washi… read more
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Past Events

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Outdoor Movie Night

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Outdoor Movie Night

Washington, DC
This event has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Celebrate Halloween Regency style with this scary spin on a Jane Austen classic. Bring a picnic dinner and your best Halloween costume to take in this spooky movie on the lawn of Dumbarton House! Why do we feature Jane Austen movi…
Tuesday, October 18 2022 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk: Fall Festival

Dumbarton at Dusk: Fall Festival

Washington, DC
See Dumbarton House in a whole new light by joining us for after-hours fall fun! Join us for our Annual Fall Festival to Benefit the Red Cross! Take in local live music while enjoying free food, candy, and pumpkin carving! Suggested donation of $10.00 to benefit the Red Cross. This is a night you…
Thursday, October 20 2022 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Fall Makers Market

Fall Makers Market

Washington, DC
Get a jump on your holiday shopping and support local businesses during this shopping extravaganza on the grounds of Dumbarton House! Vendors will be spaced throughout the grounds selling handmade goods, locally sourced items, art, stationery, home goods & more. Come enjoy a beautiful fall day and …
Saturday, November 12 2022 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: Spirits of Georgetown

Georgetown Walking Tour: Spirits of Georgetown

Washington, DC
Join DC tour guide, Dwane Starlin for an evening out on the spooky streets of Georgetown! Learn about local hauntings and happenings that will ensure you sleep with the light on during this fun and engaging walking tour. What you need to know: Tour runs rain or shine so please dress for the weath…
Saturday, October 22 2022 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Picnic Theater Company: Sunset Boulevard

Picnic Theater Company: Sunset Boulevard

Washington, DC
The Picnic Theatre Company and Dumbarton House present Lux Radio's Sunset Boulevard  Directed by Steve Rochlin  Nova Daly * Chris Fowler* Nihal Krishan * Emily Lenzner * Alexa Newlin * Antonio Olivo * Kevin Rooney * Adam Ruben * Jayne Sandman* Christina Sevilla * Hugo Verges Join the Picnic The…
Wed, Nov 2 2022 6:00 PM Fri, Nov 4 2022 9:00 PM

Autumn Afternoon Tea

Autumn Afternoon Tea

Washington, DC
Please note that ticket sales end at noon on November 10th. Excited for fall? Us too!! Celebrate the coming chill with a cozy autumn tea! Begin your afternoon with a lovely self guided tour of Dumbarton House Museum and enjoy the fall color in the gardens before settling into a full high tea with …
Sunday, November 13 2022 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Food for Thought Lecture - Batterie de Cuisine

Food for Thought Lecture - Batterie de Cuisine

Washington, DC
What: "Batterie de Cuisine"   Enjoy an overview of American 1700s and 1800s kitchens, cookware and other implements used to prepare recipes that appeal to the palate of the period.   Who: Suzanne Corbett, Culinary historian  When: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 4:00 p.m. ET   The NSCDA’s National…
Thursday, November 10 2022 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: The Kennedy's in Georgetown

Georgetown Walking Tour: The Kennedy's in Georgetown

Washington, DC
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a meander through Georgetown. You will learn about the homes and neighborhood spots frequented by President Kennedy and Jackie during their years in Washington. See where the couple became engaged, their Georgetown home, and w…
Saturday, November 19 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Wine & Vines: Crafting Chinoiserie Pumpkins

Wine & Vines: Crafting Chinoiserie Pumpkins

Washington, DC
Join Dumbarton House for an evening of classy crafts and decorative arts fun! Enjoy a close look at ceramics and porcelain with one of the 19th centuries most popular decorative motifs: chinoiserie. Chinoiserie is an all-encompassing term that describes the imitation of Chinese motifs and patterns …
Thursday, October 27 2022 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Fall 2022 Makers Market Vendor Fees

Fall 2022 Makers Market Vendor Fees

Washington, DC
Please pay the vendor fee for the fall makers market at Dumbarton House here. If you have questions, contact [email protected]
Tue, Nov 1 2022 12:00 PM Wed, Nov 9 2022 5:00 PM

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