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Upcoming Events

Dumbarton House

Chamber Music Concerts

Washington, DC
Join us on Tuesdays for free chamber music concerts presented by the Friday Morning Music Club! For over 130 years, FMMC has been dedicate to free access to classical music and Dumbarton House is proud to host their concer... read more

Scottish Heritage Night

Washington, DC
Bottoms up! Its that time of year again. Join us for our Second Annual Scotch Tasting and Scottish Heritage night at Dumbarton House. We are thrilled to partner with the Saint Andrew’s Society, and the Scottish American Wo... read more

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 House Board Meeting Fall 2019

Washington, DC
We're excited to welcome all of our Dumbarton House Board Members to Washington, DC for the annual Fall Dumbarton Meeting!

2019 National Board Meeting

Washington, DC
We're looking forward to welcoming all of our National Board members to Washington, DC and their National Headquarters, Dumbarton House this October. Please register for the meeting at your earliest convenience.

Dumbarton at Dusk Fall Festival 2019

Washington, DC
Join us for out Third Annual Dumbarton at Dusk: Fall Festival to benefit the Red Cross Sponsored by Geppetto Catering.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie NIght

Washington, DC
Can't wait for our annual Jane Austen Film Festival in July? Join us for a spooky spin on the classic Jane Austen film shown in our beautful Belle Vue Room. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) is a 2016 British-American... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: Spirits of Georgetown

Washington, DC
Take a spooky stroll though Georgetown, visiting cemeteries, haunted houses, and the iconic Exorcist steps and learn of countless unexplained, mysterious and haunted happenings. In the cover of darkness, learn of seances, ... read more

Picnic Theater Company Presents: An Evening with Ray Bradbury

Washington, DC
Join us for an "Evening with Ray Bradbury!" Labeled by the New York Times as "the writer most responsible for bringing modern science fiction into the literary mainstream," Bradbury has been recongnized as one of the most ... read more

Afternoon Autumn Tea

Washington, DC
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 ful... 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

Holidays Though History Open House 2019

Washington, DC
Anderson House, Dumbarton House, and Woodrow Wilson House invite you to celebrate the holidays through history. Enjoy self guided tours of the three festively decorated historic houses while enjoying activities, music, lig... read more

Tea with Santa

Washington, DC
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.

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.

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

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

Dumbarton at Dusk-Grownup Back to School Night

Dumbarton at Dusk-Grownup Back to School Night

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!
Thursday, September 19 2019 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Something Sweet: Tea and Honey Tasting

Something Sweet: Tea and Honey Tasting

Washington, DC
Join us as we partner with Local Personal Chef Lauren Cummings @fiddleheadchef as she curates the perfect fall tea menu featuring local specality honey by Bee America! Each item on the menu has been lovingly handcrafted to highlight the unqiue tastes and textures of some of Bee America's most sp...
Saturday, September 14 2019 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: The War of 1812

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 finally did establish the United States as a country and not just a former Britis...
Saturday, August 31 2019 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Sunday Serenity Yoga

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 challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees should bri...
Sun, Jun 2 2019 10:00 AM Sun, Aug 25 2019 11:00 AM

Jane Austen Film Festival

Jane Austen Film Festival

Washington, DC
FILM CHANGE: Due to Copyright Issues We will now be showing Mansfield Park (2000) on July 17th. Our apologies for any inconvenience. If you would like a refund for July 17th please contact Hillary Hughes at [email protected] Grab a blanket, grab a date, grab friends and family and enjoy...
Wed, Jul 3 2019 7:30 PM Wed, Jul 31 2019 11:30 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown After Dark

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’s, The Cellar Door, and Martin’s Tavern. Join Dwane Starlin, member of the ...
Saturday, July 27 2019 6:00 PM 8:00 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk-Jane Austen Garden Party

Dumbarton at Dusk-Jane Austen Garden Party

Washington, DC
RSVP is not required but is encouraged. Please feel free to bring a blanket to sit and enjoy our live music! 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 featur...
Thursday, July 18 2019 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: Georgetown Undercover

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 practiced their spycraft.DETAILS:• Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at the corn...
Saturday, June 29 2019 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Jane Austen Trivia Night

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 Will receive a wonderful Jane Austen Themed Prize!  Refreshments will be ava...
Wednesday, June 26 2019 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk: The Room Where it Happens

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 your voice heard with postcard writing, DC-themed coloring, and mingling wit...
Thursday, June 20 2019 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Dumbarton House

Mailing Address

2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007
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