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Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House Admission 2022

Washington, DC EDT
Please note: Timed tickets are not required to visit the museum but can be purchased for your convenience. You are welcome to buy tickets in person. Please note, last entry is 2:45pm and we recommend 30-45 minutes to see the… read more

DKMC Walk Weekend

Washington, DC EDT
Stretch your legs and your mind during the Annual Dupont Kalorama Museum Walk, June 4 and 5, 2022!

Sunday Serenity Yoga

Washington, DC EDT
Join local yoga instructors for our 8th annual summer Sunday yoga series at Dumbarton House. Enjoy our serene outdoor space for this 60 minute all-levels class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis an… read more

Chamber Music Concerts

Washington, DC EDT
Please join us on select Saturday afternoons 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 Washington area fo… read more

Dumbarton at Dusk: Howlin' Happy Hour

Washington, DC EDT
See Dumbarton House in a whole new light by joining us for after-hours fun with man’s best friend!

Then and Now Tour

Washington, DC EDT
In honor of the 90th anniversary of the museum’s opening in 1932, join Dumbarton House staff as we travel back in time and see how the museum has changed over the last nine decades. Using pictures, archival records, and coll… read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Washington, DC EDT
Join Dwane Starlin to explore the hidden gems, secret spots, and delightful hideaways of Georgetown away from the hustle and bustle of M and Wisconsin.

Preservation in Practice Part 4

Washington, DC EDT
Calling all preservationists, public historians, tradespeople, and DIYers! Join Dumbarton House for part four of our Preservation in Practice series. In the fourth installment of the series, we will look to the future of his… read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: Murals and Public Art

Washington, DC EDT
Find Georgetown’s murals and public artworks during this highly Instagram-able tour.

Growing Gardeners

Washington, DC EDT
By learning about seasonality, the labor of planting seeds, and how gardens were depicted in the Federal period, Girl Scouts and children from the general public will appreciate where their food comes from and recognize the … read more
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Past Events

Then and Now Tour

Then and Now Tour

Washington, DC
In honor of the 90th anniversary of the museum’s opening in 1932, join Dumbarton House staff as we travel back in time during this virtual tour to see how the museum has changed over the last nine decades. Using pictures, archival records, and collections pieces, we will explore the evolution of ou…
Friday, May 6 2022 6:30 PM 7:30 PM

The Power of Paid Promotion

The Power of Paid Promotion

Washington, DC
May 4, 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET Virtual, NSCDA Zoom Room No registration is required. This is a members-only benefit. A step-by-step guide to setting up paid advertisements on Facebook. Ideal for Great American Treasures sites and Corporate Society engagement. Q&A encouraged!
Wednesday, May 4 2022 3:00 PM 4:00 PM

Day at Dumbarton 2022

Day at Dumbarton 2022

Washington, DC
Join us for our fourth Day at Dumbarton! The theme of our virtual April 28th program is “handwriting." We are excited to invite Dames around the country to join us in exploring the role of handwriting in 18th and 19th century society, as well as how written resources help us to access the rich stor…
Thursday, April 28 2022 11:00 AM 6:00 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk: Happy Birthday Dumbarton House

Dumbarton at Dusk: Happy Birthday Dumbarton House

Washington, DC
See Dumbarton House in a whole new light by joining us for after-hours museum tours and birthday fun! Dumbarton House opened to the public 90 years ago, making us the oldest museum in Georgetown. Come in shorts or in duds from your favorite decade! Celebrate our historic achievement by partying wi…
Thursday, May 19 2022 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Spring Makers Market Vendor Fees

Spring Makers Market Vendor Fees

Washington, DC
Please submit your vendor fee here for participation in the Spring Makers Market at Dumbarton House. Only approved vendors may submit payment here. If you have not received notice that your vendor application was approved, please do not pay the vendor fee. If you have questions, please contact Mary…
Sunday, May 1 2022 5:00 PM 5:30 PM

Teddy Bear and Doll Tea

Teddy Bear and Doll Tea

Washington, DC
Bring the whole family to Dumbarton House for an outdoor tea! Bring a picnic blanket and your favorite doll or teddy bear to enjoy individually packaged, tea boxes. Tea boxes include kid-friendly sandwiches, scones, fruit, and sweet treats. After tea, we will take a tour of the grounds and learn ab…
Saturday, April 30 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Spring Makers Market at Dumbarton House

Spring Makers Market at Dumbarton House

Washington, DC
Tired of online shopping and looking for unique gifts instead? Support small, 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, stationary, home goods & more. Come e…
Sunday, May 15 2022 10:00 AM 3:00 PM

What Does 'Colonial' Mean to You?

What Does 'Colonial' Mean to You?

Washington, DC
A new NSCDA Museum Alliance Committee-sponsored series inviting leading historians and preservationists to expand our understanding of a shared "Colonial" past. Join our special guest, Dr. Philippe Halbert, and hear about his work exploring art and identity in Colonial creole America. Advance reg…
Tuesday, May 17 2022 7:00 PM 8:15 PM

Vendor fee

Vendor fee

Washington, DC
Please pay the vendor fee for the May 2022 makers market at Dumbarton House.
Mon, May 2 2022 11:00 AM Wed, May 4 2022 5:00 PM

Food for Thought Lecture - Choice Receipts: The Building of a Culinary Collection

Food for Thought Lecture - Choice Receipts: The Building of a Culinary Collection

Washington, DC
What: Choice Receipts: The Building of a Culinary Collection  Join this intriguing introduction to one of the country’s most significant culinary history research collections, the Schlesinger Library. We’ll consider how cookbooks and other culinary resources nourish our understanding of the past a…
Tuesday, May 10 2022 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Dumbarton House

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