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Dumbarton House

Dumbarton at Dusk: The Room Where it Happens

Washington, DC
Celebrate DC and the “room where it happens” on the anniversary of the meeting between Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison that put the nation’s capital where it is today. Join Dumbarton House to make y... read more

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

Sunday Serenity Yoga

Washington, DC
Local yoga instructors Alia Peera and Audrey Roxas host our 5th annual summer yoga series at Dumbarton House. Enjoy our serene outdoor space for this 60 minute all-levels vinyasa flow class that should be fun and challengi... read more

Jane Austen Trivia Night

Washington, DC
Get ready for Dumbarton House's annual Jane Austen Film Festival with a night of trivia. Spend an evening in the North Garden with your team proving your knowledge of Austen's books, life, and the regency world. Winner's W... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown Undercover

Washington, DC
Sneak around and invesitage the clandestine corners of Georgetown. See where covert activities took place behind closed doors and in public places. Hear how “Wild Bill” Donovan, Aldrich Ames, Alger Hiss, and others practic... read more

Jane Austen Film Festival

Washington, DC
Grab a blanket, grab a date, grab friends and family and enjoy Jane Austen's timeless love stories under the stars in our beautiful historic garden. Now in its 8th year, the Jane Austen Film Festival has officially been EX... read more

Dumbarton at Dusk-Jane Austen Garden Party

Washington, DC
Come see Dumbarton House in a whole new light. As we celebrate the works of Jane Austen with our annual Jane Austen Film Festival, we invite you to enjoy a Jane Austen Garden Party featuring period lawn games and Austen in... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown After Dark

Washington, DC
Bottoms Up! In May 1962 the sale of Hard Liquor was made legal in DC for the first time since 1917. Thanks to President John. F Kennedy Georgetown’s night life exploded with countless new bars including Clyde’s, Mr. Smith’... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: The 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 finall... read more

Dumbarton at Dusk-September

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 DuskCome back for more info soon!

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown in the Books

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 su... read more

Dumbarton at Dusk Fall Festival 2019

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: 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

Dumbarton at Dusk-November

Washington, DC
Join us for our last Dumbarton at Dusk of 2019 and 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: The Kennedys

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

Georegtown Walking Tour: Cocoa, Carols and Colored Lights

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.
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Past Events

Picnic Theater Company Presents: The Great Gatsby

Picnic Theater Company Presents: The Great Gatsby

Washington, DC
Doors open at 6:00pm, performance begins at 7:00pm General Admission: $15 in advance, $17 at the door Wednesday, June 12th Thursday, June 13th Friday, June 14th This is a casual picnic event in the Museum’s North Garden. Please bring your own blankets, and low seating. Those in high chairs w...
Wed, Jun 12 2019 6:00 PM Fri, Jun 14 2019 9:00 PM

Chamber Music Concert

Chamber Music Concert

Washington, DC
Join us on Tuesdays for a free chamber music concerts presented by the Friday Morning Music Club! Concerts are held in the museum’s Belle Vue Room, which can be accessed through the lower terrace off the parking lot. Groups are welcome. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. L...
Tue, Sep 25 2018 7:30 PM Tue, Jun 11 2019 9:00 PM

Homeschool Programs 18-19

Homeschool Programs 18-19

Washington, DC
Homeschool History Days at Dumbarton House 2018-2019 Introduce students to our nation's past!  Through hands-on programming at Dumbarton House, homeschool students ages 5-12 are invited to "travel back in time" 200 years and explore the early history of Washington D.C. Each program includes an i...
Thu, Sep 20 2018 1:00 PM Thu, May 30 2019 3:00 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: In-TREE-guing Georgetown

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 neighborhood. What you need to know:  • Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at th...
Saturday, May 25 2019 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Hand Lettering: Beginning Basics

Hand Lettering: Beginning Basics

Washington, DC
Spend an intimate evening enjoying a glass of wine and learning the basics of hand lettering. Throughout the course of the evening you will make a 5"x7" framed work of art and four notecards. Each participant will take home a hand lettering kit so you can make your own wedding invitations or perf...
Tuesday, May 21 2019 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk: Birthday Party Edition

Dumbarton at Dusk: Birthday Party Edition

Washington, DC
You are cordially invited to a Dumbarton House Birthday Party.  Join us between 5:30 and 8pm on May 16th for free festivities to celebrate the house’s 87th year as a Georgetown museum. This is a celebration indeed, as this makes us the oldest museum in the neighborhood! Friends, neighbors, and ne...
Thursday, May 16 2019 5:30 PM 9:00 PM

Mommy and Me Tea with Mother Goose

Mommy and Me Tea with Mother Goose

Washington, DC
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a little whimsy, something sweet, and fun for the whole family at Mommy and Me Tea with Mother Goose. On Saturday, May 11th, Mother Goose herself will host a kid-friendly tea party from 10:30AM to 12:30PM.  Tickets include photos and story time, a surprise spring craft...
Saturday, May 11 2019 10:30 AM 12:30 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour - African American Communities

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. Continue exploring Georgetown and see the churches and schools established...
Saturday, April 27 2019 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

April Dumbarton at Dusk

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. By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image and/or voice and authorize T...
Thursday, April 18 2019 5:30 PM 9:00 PM

New Beer's Eve

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 variety of local beers and ciders, and snacks. This is the day to honor yo...
Saturday, April 6 2019 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

Dumbarton House

Mailing Address

2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007
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