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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

Georgetown Walking Tour - Literary Georgetown

Washington, DC
Historic Georgetown has long been home to various published writers. Join Dwane Starlin*, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, as he points out the residences that either did or still house well known authors s... read more

Afternoon Autumn Tea

Washington, DC
Celebrate Autumn with a festive tea!  Before you partake in tea enjoy the opportunity to view rarely displayed porcelain tea cups, tea pots and silver from our collection while testing your tea knowledge with our local tea... read more

October Dumbarton at Dusk: Fall Festival

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

Outdoor Movie Night: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Washington, DC
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!

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

Tea with Santa

Washington, DC
Sit back, relax and let Santa’s helpers serve you during this magical holiday experience. Visit with Santa and hear a special holiday story. Families enjoy a delicious holiday tea complete with special holiday tea blends, ... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour - Cocoa, Carols & Colored Lights in Georgetown

Washington, DC
Bundle up and stroll through streets of Georgetown while sipping hot chocolate, singing your favorite holiday tune and viewing the various house decorations.  Help Dumbarton House staff & volunteers judge and designate the... read more

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Washington, DC
Mrs. Bennett has requested  your presence to Celebrate the Birthday of Ms. Jane Austen
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Past Events

Septmeber Dumbarton at Dusk: Dolley Madison Edition

Septmeber Dumbarton at Dusk: Dolley Madison Edition

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.  Dumbarton at Dusk: D...
Thursday, September 20 2018 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Scotch Tasting and Scottish Heritage Night

Scotch Tasting and Scottish Heritage Night

Washington, DC
In Georgetown, Dumbarton is a popular name connected to local churches, streets, museums and gardens. In Scotland, Dumbarton is a stunning historic Castle built upon an ancient volcanic bedrock. Celebrate the connection between Scotland and Georgetown with Scottish Heritage night at Dumbarton Hou...
Friday, September 14 2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Guided House Tours

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 private, we offer a fascinating insight into their daily lives. Join a knowled...
Sat, Apr 21 2018 10:30 AM Sun, Sep 2 2018 2:30 PM

Sunday Serenity Yoga

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 vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis ...
Sun, Jun 3 2018 10:00 AM Sun, Aug 26 2018 11:00 AM

Georgetown Walking Tour - War of 1812

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 finally did establish the United States as a country and not just a former Britis...
Saturday, August 25 2018 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

August Dumbarton at Dusk

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 activities to enhance Dumbarton House’s collections.
Thursday, August 16 2018 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Dive Into Dumbarton

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 property, then interact with fun activities, crafts, and games. June 7 – August ...
Thu, Jun 7 2018 10:00 AM Thu, Aug 9 2018 10:45 AM

7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival- Pride and Prejudice

7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival- Pride and Prejudice

Washington, DC
What you need to know: We highly recommend that you buy tickets in advance as this event regularly sells out. Tickets are $6 per film, $20 for all four films, or free with Dumbarton House Membership Gates open at 7:00pm for members, 7:30pm for the public. The film will start at sunset, approxima...
Wednesday, August 1 2018 7:30 PM 11:00 PM

7th Annual Jane Austen Outdoor Film Series

7th Annual Jane Austen Outdoor Film Series

Washington, DC
Join us at Dumbarton House for the 7th annual Jane Austen Film Festival Tickets are $6 per film or $20 for all four films. Become a museum member and get in for free, plus have early entry! *We highly recommend that you buy tickets in advance as this event regularly sells out*   TICKETS GO ON...
Wed, Jul 11 2018 7:00 PM Wed, Aug 1 2018 10:00 PM

History Bites: Ice Cream

History Bites: Ice Cream

Washington, DC
Escape the summer heat and enjoy a nice cold treat!  Learn about ice cream, ice, cold dishes and how they kept things cold! Bring your sweet tooth and prepare for things to get chilly as you discover the true origins of ice cream while sampling some delicious flavors, and some downright unique ...
Sunday, July 29 2018 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Dumbarton House

Mailing Address

2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007
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