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Dumbarton House

Guided House Tours

Washington, DC
Joseph Nourse, first Register of the US Treasury, resided at Dumbarton House with his family, servants, and enslaved workers from 1804-1813. Drawing on our rich collection of Nourse objects and papers, both public and priv... read more

Sunday Serenity Yoga

Washington, DC
Local yoga instructors Alia Peera and Amy Mitchell host our 4th annual summer yoga series in at Dumbarton House. Our grounds The East Park provides a serene, tree covered outdoor space, for this 60 minute all-levels vinyas... read more

Dive Into Dumbarton

Washington, DC
Dive into Dumbarton and grow your little ones love of history! This 10-week summer program is 45-minute and is geared towards children ages 3-5 and their parent/caregiver. Each week, take a mini-tour of our historic proper... read more

History Bites: Tea Tasting

Washington, DC
Do you enjoy drinking tea? Are you interested in learning more about teas from around the world?  Join us for a flavorful afternoon filled with tea education, tea tasting and a tour of our collection. We will be joined by ... read more

The Picnic Theatre Company: Oscar Wilde

Washington, DC
Come join us for Oscar Wilde's classic Trivial Comedy for Serious People: The Importance of Being Earnest presented by The Picnic Theatre Company! Enjoy cocktails, refreshments and music. Proceeds benefit Dumbarton House a... read more

June Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history ... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour - Undercover Georgetown

Washington, DC
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, as he leads you through various clandestine locales of Georgetown. See where covert activities took place behind closed doors and in public places. Hear ... read more

July Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history ... read more

August Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history ... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour - War of 1812

Washington, DC
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a tour de force of Georgetown during the “Second Revolutionary War”!  Visit & view that part of Georgetown which was part of the conflict that finall... read more

Septmeber Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history ... read more

October Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history ... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour - Spirits of Georgetown

Washington, DC
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in the District, it’s no surprise that Georgetown is full of ghost stories and strange occurrences. Let Dwane Starlin, a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, lead you on an ev... read more

November Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history ... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour - Kennedy's Georgetown

Washington, DC
Stroll through Georgetown with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides. Walk to the homes and neighborhood spots frequented by President Kennedy and Jackie during their years in Washington. See where... read more
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Past Events

Georgetown Walking Tour - Georgetown Trees

Georgetown Walking Tour - Georgetown Trees

Washington, DC
Washington, D.C. has long been known as “The City of Trees", but can you identify our trees by name & variety? Frederick Law Olmsted was good enough to label the ones that he had planted on the grounds of our Capitol but we don’t enjoy that luxury along our Georgetown streets and in our parks. J...
Saturday, May 26 2018 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

May Dumbarton at Dusk

May Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history activities to enhance Dumbarton House’s collections.
Thursday, May 17 2018 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Mother’s Day Tea with Mrs. Bennet

Mother’s Day Tea with Mrs. Bennet

Washington, DC
You are cordially invited to join Mrs. Bennet for a spirited discussion of Austen’s works and enjoy a lively period appropriate tea while learning the history of taking tea in the Regency Era. The afternoon tea is complete with tea sandwiches, scones, and assorted desserts. Arrive early to tour t...
Saturday, May 12 2018 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Opening Reception: Curtis Woody's A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia

Opening Reception: Curtis Woody's A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia

Washington, DC
Join Dumbarton House for the opening of multi-media artist, Curtis Woody’s A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia.  Woody has created work specifically for Dumbarton House to reflect upon the experience of slavery in the District of Columbia during the founding of our nation.  His exhibi...
Wednesday, May 2 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour - Herring Hill

Georgetown Walking Tour - Herring Hill

Washington, DC
Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities with Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides. Starting in Herring Hill, learn about the eighteenth-century community to both enslaved and freed blacks. Continue exploring Georgetown and see the churches a...
Saturday, April 28 2018 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

History Bites: Tea Tasting

History Bites: Tea Tasting

Washington, DC
Learn about history in a whole new way! Enjoy sipping tea while touring our collections and learning about the health benefits and historic importance of tea! Tickets include light refreshments and tasting of 6 different teas. Planned in partnership with the Spice and Tea Exchange of Alexandria!
Saturday, April 21 2018 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

April Dumbarton at Dusk

April Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history activities to enhance Dumbarton House’s collections.
Thursday, April 19 2018 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

March Dumbarton at Dusk

March Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for Dumbarton at Dusk the third Thursday of every month. Tour the museum after hours and experience our grounds in a different light. Each Dumbarton at Dusk will include a cash bar, food, music, and pop-up history activities to enhance Dumbarton House’s collections.
Thursday, March 15 2018 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Welcome Pierre!

Welcome Pierre!

Washington, DC
Major Pierre "Peter" Charles L'Enfant's arrival in Georgetown to design the newly established federal city in 1791 was both unexpected and unheralded. Join us as we continue the tradition of commemorating the arrival of Pierre, the designer of our great city, Washington D.C., with a grateful toas...
Friday, March 9 2018 6:30 PM 9:00 PM

Dumbarton House

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