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Upcoming Events

Dumbarton House

March Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Come see Dumbarton house in a whole new light. Enjoy free admission, live music, cash bar, light refreshments, pop up exhibits, and the ambiance of Dumbarton at Dusk.

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: Cherry Blossoms and Cupcakes

Washington, DC
Ditch the crowds at the tidal basin and welcome spring with sweet treats and a delightful walking tour of D.C’s most historic neighborhood. Discover Georgetown's beautiful blooms while learning about its history and tastin... read more

New Beer's Eve

Washington, DC
Come celebrate your new favorite holiday: New Beers Eve! On April 7th, 1933 beer productions was once again made legal in the US, marking the imminent end of prohibition. Join us with Local Beer Historians and taste a wide... read more

April Dumbarton at Dusk

Washington, DC
Come see Dumbarton house in a whole new light. Enjoy free admission, live music, cash bar, light refreshments, pop up exhibits, and the ambiance of Dumbarton at Dusk.

Georgetown Walking Tour - African American Communities

Washington, DC
Uncover the rich history of Georgetown’s African-American communities. Begin your tour in Herring Hill and learn about the eighteenth-century community of enslaved and freed African-Americans who lived in the neighborhood.... read more

Mommy and Me Tea with Mother Goose

Washington, DC
Settle in for some stories with Mother Goose and work up an appetite for tea. Story time will be followed by a fancy, but family-friendly, craft and tea party. Don your best attire and come to Dumbarton House for Mommy and... read more

Dumbarton at Dusk: Birthday Party Edition

Washington, DC
Celebrate Dumbarton House's 87th Birthday! We are officially the oldest museum in Georgetown. Come party with us and enjoy live music, light refreshments, birthday cake, games, and a take-home a party favor. Happy Birthday... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: In-TREE-guing Georgetown

Washington, DC
Welcome spring and warmer weather with a tour highlighting the trees that line the idyllic streets of Georgetown. We'll celebrate spring as we peep at a wide variety of species and enjoy the beautiful flora of the neighbor... read more
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Past Events

Welcome Pierre!

Welcome Pierre!

Washington, DC
Celebrate with neighbors and local history lovers to properly "Welcome Pierre" with a gathering and a grateful toast to the designer of our Unique National Capital! Hosted at Dumbarton House! Enjoy a stunning view of L'Enfant's City while sipping a signature cocktail, snacking on appetizers and t...
Saturday, March 9 2019 6:30 PM 9:30 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk: Science Edition with Grand Opening of STEM in the Historic House Exhibit

Dumbarton at Dusk: Science Edition with Grand Opening of STEM in the Historic House Exhibit

Washington, DC
Spend an evening at the Grand Opening of Dumbarton House's STEM in the Historic House Exhibit! Stem in the Historic House highlights the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math in the preservation of history's treasures. This Dumbarton at Dusk will include a private preview of th...
Thursday, February 21 2019 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Family Memories Workshop

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 with family history experts and learn the skills necessary for saving your...
Saturday, February 16 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Gal-entine's Day Tea

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! Dumbarton House will have all the materials you need to start a fun, take-home ...
Saturday, February 9 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

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

Dumbarton House

Mailing Address

2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007
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