Getting bored in quarantine? Looking for a new hobby to spice up your social distancing? Join Dumbarton House for a virtual workshop on cross stitch. During this workshop museum staff will guide you through basic stitches and teach you how to translate a pattern onto fabric. All materials, includ...
Saturday, May 23 2020 1:00 PM — 2:30 PM
Did you know that Dumbarton House used to be an 8-acre urban farm worked by indentured and enslaved individuals? Join Dwane Starlin on this tour and walk the former borders and uses of the property to see how it changed over time. You will explore the flora, fauna, historic landscape and agricult...
Saturday, May 23 2020 12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
Its our 88th birthday! Join us as we celebrate being the oldest museum in Georgtown with cake, games, free food, live music and a cash bar! This will also Kick off our Summer Series: Dumbarton at Dusk
Thursday, May 21 2020 5:30 PM — 8:30 PM
Join us for our first ever VIRTUAL Day at Dumbarton! The theme of our May 13-May 14 program is “cultural landscapes” and the way in which human influence has shaped the landscape in various ways through the centuries. Although we cannot be together in person, Day at Dumbarton 2020 will be an enri...
Wed, May 13 2020 11:00 AM — Thu, May 14 2020 4:00 PM
Celebrate Mother’s Day with a little whimsy, something sweet, and fun for the whole family at Mommy and Me Tea with Mother Goose. Tickets include photos with Mother Goose herself, story time, games, and a fancy (but still kid-approved) afternoon tea.
Sunday, May 3 2020 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
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 tasting gourmet cupcakes, one of the neighrborhood's signature treats. Make stops...
Saturday, April 25 2020 12:00 PM — 2:00 PM
In the world of fast fashion, take time to slow down and enjoy the art of bespoke millinery! Learn the essentials of the millinery process lead by Susie Barford, who has crafted stunning hats that have graced the Royal Enclosure at Ascot! Each participant will make their own hat, while learning t...
Saturday, April 25 2020 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM
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, Sep 8 2018 10:30 AM — Sat, Apr 4 2020 2:30 PM
We're excited to welcome all of our Dumbarton House Board Members to Washington, DC for the annual Spring Meeting! Please register at your earliest convenience. A consoludated schedule is below and if you have any questions, please call Veronica La Du at 202.337.2288 or email [email protected] Fo...
Wed, Apr 1 2020 6:00 PM — Fri, Apr 3 2020 2:00 PM
Grab your favorite Teddy Bear or Doll and join us for tea! This family friendly event will teach children how life was the same and different 200 years ago! A short museum tour is followed by tea and the chance to play federal era games with your family! Children and adults of all ages encouraged...
Saturday, March 21 2020 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM