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Upcoming Events

Dumbarton House

Gal-entine's Day Tea

Washington, DC
Celebrate the joys of female friendship with a fun and festive tea for you and your gal pals! There will be an elegant tea for you to enjoy along with a modern, sassy take on the traditional ladies craft: needlepoint! Dumb... read more

Family Memories Workshop

Washington, DC
Need to store a family quilt or preserve family pictures? Want an oral history from a relative? Don't know how to save great-grandma's recipes or great-grandpa's immigration paperwork? Spend an afternoon at Dumbarton House... read more

Dumbarton at Dusk: Cupid Edition

Washington, DC
Learn about the history of love and courtship with the first Dumbarton at Dusk of the year! Cupid Edition will include a museum visit, pop-up exhibition on romance in the Federalist Era and a round of speed dating at 7. Du... read more
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Past Events

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Washington, DC
Mrs. Bennett has requested  your presence to Celebrate the Birthday of Ms. Jane Austen At Eleven o’clock in the Morning In the Belle Vue Room, Dumbarton House 2715 Q street NW Sunday the sixtieth, twenty nineteen Guests will graciously enjoy High Tea, Jane Austen Trivia, Games, Cake, Gifts a...
Sunday, December 16 2018 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Tea with Santa

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, hot apple cider, sandwiches and desserts. After taking tea, children decora...
Sat, Dec 8 2018 11:00 AM Sun, Dec 9 2018 1:00 PM

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

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 Yule time winners while learning how this historic neighborhood celebrates...
Saturday, December 8 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Holidays Through History

Holidays Through History

Washington, DC
Anderson House, Dumbarton House, and Woodrow Wilson House invite you to celebrate the holidays through history. Enjoy tours of the three festively decorated historic houses while enjoying activities, music, food and sample historic cocktails unique to each site.  $25 per person in advance. Rese...
Friday, November 30 2018 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour - Kennedy's Georgetown

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 the couple became engaged, their Georgetown home, and where Jackie stayed ...
Saturday, November 24 2018 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Afternoon Autumn Tea

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! After, enjoy a full high tea with several tea options as well as a fall themed tea sandwich...
Saturday, November 17 2018 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

November Dumbarton at Dusk

November Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Join us for the last Dumbarton at Dusk of the year to learn about family portraits! There will be music, free food, and a cash bar along with portrait activities including a photo booth, coloring sheets, a museum portrait scavenger hunt, and an oral history expert ready to talk about family histo...
Thursday, November 15 2018 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Picnic Theater Company: The Maltese Falcon

Picnic Theater Company: The Maltese Falcon

Washington, DC
On November 7th,  8th, and 9th, join Picnic Theatre Company at Dumbarton House for an evening of campy suspense with a performance of the 1940s film noir classic, Lux Radio's The Maltese Falcon!  Hard-boiled private detective Sam Spade meets a mysterious femme fatale and a gang of unscrupulous a...
Wed, Nov 7 2018 6:30 PM Fri, Nov 9 2018 9:00 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour - Spirits of Georgetown

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 evening tour of historic Georgetown. Discover the community’s rich past and m...
Saturday, October 27 2018 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Outdoor Movie Night: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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! What you need to know: Movie is rated PG-13 for zombie violence No outside alcohol or glass Picni...
Friday, October 26 2018 5:30 PM 9:00 PM

Dumbarton House

Mailing Address

2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007
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