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Dumbarton House

Christmas at Dumbarton House Virtual

Washington, DC EST
Join Dumbarton House to learn about the history and celebration of Christmas during the Federal period! Enjoy a recorded tour and at home craft or select a private, guided tour of Dumbarton House with a member of the museum … read more

Dumbarton House Admission

Washington, DC EST
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

Chamber Music Concerts

Washington, DC EST
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

Tea with Santa

Washington, DC EST
Santa is comin' to town... for tea! Spend the morning meeting Santa, taking photos, reading stories and playing games before enjoying a kid friendly tea and decorating cookies to take home.

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Washington, DC EST
You are cordially invited to a tea party celebrating the birthday of Miss Jane Austen.

Georgetown Walking Tour: Dumbarton House Landscape

Washington, DC EST
This tour will explore the historic landscape of the house as well the 8 acre urban farm that surrounded the home. Learn how Georgetown and Dumbarton House changed over time while appreciating the beauty of the neighborhood … read more

Growing Gardeners

Washington, DC EST
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

Georgetown Walking Tour: Off the Beaten Path

Washington, DC EST
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.

Georgetown Walking Tour: Murals and Public Art

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

Fall Makers Market at Dumbarton House

Fall Makers Market at Dumbarton House

Washington, DC
Join Dumbarton House for an outdoor, socially distanced, and limited capacity Makers Market in the North Garden! Tickets are available with a pay-what-you-wish donation and include admission to the museum, so make sure to check out our "Making DC" exhibition which inspires the event.  Vendors incl…
Saturday, November 13 2021 10:00 AM 4:00 PM

Georgetown Virtual Walking Tour: Spirits of Georgetown

Georgetown Virtual Walking Tour: Spirits of Georgetown

Washington, DC
Join DC tour guide, Dwane for a virtual evening out on the spooky streets of Georgetown! Learn about local hauntings and happenings that will ensure you sleep with the light on during this fun and engaging webinar presentation.
Sunday, October 31 2021 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

National Conference - St. Louis

National Conference - St. Louis

St. Louis, MO
Join us in St. Louis Missouri for our first ever National Conference. All NSCDA members are encouraged to attend. The theme for the National Convention is, "Gateway to History's Future." The educational sessions and traditional workshops will center on this theme as we discuss how we continue to fo…
Thu, Oct 21 2021 8:00 AM Sun, Oct 24 2021 1:00 PM

Christmas at Dumbarton House

Christmas at Dumbarton House

Washington, DC
Get in the holiday spirit with a trip to Dumbarton House for Christmas fun! Enjoy a tour of the museum decked out with period decorations, try wassail, a Federal period holiday punch, and partake in a historic craft. Live music and light refreshments will round out an evening full of cheer. Tickets…
Friday, December 3 2021 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Autumn Afternoon Tea

Autumn Afternoon Tea

Washington, DC
Please note that ticket sales end at noon on November 10th. Excited for fall? Us too!! Celebrate the coming chill with a cozy autumn tea! Begin your afternoon with a lovely self guided tour of Dumbarton House Museum and enjoy the fall color in the gardens before settling into a full high tea with …
Sunday, November 14 2021 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

The Kennedys in Georgetown Virtual Walking Tour

The Kennedys in Georgetown Virtual Walking Tour

Washington, DC
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a virtual meander through Georgetown. You will learn about the homes and neighborhood spots frequented by President Kennedy and Jackie during their years in Washington. See where the couple became engaged, their Georgetown hom…
Sunday, November 21 2021 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Outdoor Movie Night

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Outdoor Movie Night

Washington, DC
Please note: this screening has been moved to November 2, 2021 due to inclement weather. 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 nee…
Friday, October 29 2021 5:00 PM 9:00 PM

Historic Healing Herbs Demonstration

Historic Healing Herbs Demonstration

Washington, DC
Join Dumbarton House and local soap maker, Amanda Frayer, for a demonstration and discussion of the healing properities of herbs! During this demonstration, Amanda will make a balm with herbs harvested from Dumbarton House's 19th century herb garden and we will discuss how herbal remedies were used…
Saturday, October 9 2021 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

PPZ Door Sales

PPZ Door Sales

Washington, DC
Door sales for PPZ on 11/2
Tuesday, November 2 2021 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

VIRTUAL - National Conference

VIRTUAL - National Conference

Washington, DC
The Executive Committee of the NSCDA made the difficult decision to postpone the in-person portion of the National Conference in St. Louis until 2023. This year the entire National Conference has been pivoted to online only.  After purchasing a ticket you will receive a Zoom link in an email from …
Fri, Oct 22 2021 9:00 AM Sun, Oct 24 2021 1:00 PM

Dumbarton House

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