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Upcoming Events

Dumbarton House

NSCDA Biennial 2022 Exhibit Hall Vendors

Washington, DC EDT
Please pay the table fee for 2022 Biennial Exhibitors here. Expected attendance in 200+ people. Contact Mary Lesher at [email protected] with any questions. Thank you!

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Outdoor Movie Night

Washington, DC EDT
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!

Dumbarton at Dusk: Fall Festival

Washington, DC EDT
See Dumbarton House in a whole new light by joining us for after-hours fall fun!

Georgetown Walking Tour: Spirits of Georgetown

Washington, DC EDT
Join DC tour guide, Dwane Starlin for an 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 walking tour.

Wine & Vines: Crafting Chinoiserie Pumpkins

Washington, DC EDT
Join Dumbarton House for an evening of classy crafts and decorative arts fun! Enjoy a close look at ceramics and porcelain with one of the 19th centuries most popular decorative motifs: chinoiserie. Chinoiserie is an all-enc… read more

Fall 2022 Makers Market Vendor Fees

Washington, DC EDT
Please pay the vendor fee for the fall makers market at Dumbarton House here. If you have questions, contact [email protected]

Fall Makers Market

Washington, DC EDT
Get a jump on your holiday shopping and support local businesses during this shopping extravaganza on the grounds of Dumbarton House! Vendors will be spaced throughout the grounds selling handmade goods, locally sourced item… read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: The Kennedy's in Georgetown

Washington, DC EDT
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for a meander through Georgetown. You will learn about the homes and neighborhood spots frequented by President Kennedy and Jackie during their years in Wa… read more
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Past Events

Growing Gardeners

Growing Gardeners

Washington, DC
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 importance of gardens in the past and the present. Explore how plants grow …
Sun, May 8 2022 10:00 AM Sat, Aug 6 2022 2:00 PM

Food for Thought Lecture - ElliePresents: Tasting History with the Suffragists

Food for Thought Lecture - ElliePresents: Tasting History with the Suffragists

Washington, DC
What: "ElliePresents: Tasting History with the Suffragists" Remotely join a period cooking demonstration using the tools of the early 1900s and discuss local sources of food and food inspiration: recipes!  Who: Ellie Carlson, Culinary historian and Collections Manager for the NSCDA-IL, Clarke Hou…
Tuesday, September 13 2022 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Dumbarton House Admission 2022

Dumbarton House Admission 2022

Washington, DC
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 entire museum. Self-guide Dumbarton House's stunning period rooms and exh…
Sun, Feb 6 2022 10:00 AM Sun, Sep 25 2022 2:45 PM

Community Conversation: Preserving the stories and sacred places of Black Georgetown

Community Conversation: Preserving the stories and sacred places of Black Georgetown

Washington, DC
DC has always had a strong Black community. But, did you know that Georgetown was the first Black neighborhood?  The Mt. Zion United Methodist Church has been a cornerstone of this community since it was founded in 1816 by free and enslaved African Americans in response to discrimination at other c…
Friday, September 30 2022 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Sunday Serenity Yoga

Sunday Serenity Yoga

Washington, DC
Join local yoga instructors for our 8th annual summer Sunday yoga series at Dumbarton House. Enjoy our serene outdoor space for this 60 minute all-levels class that should be fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike! Attendees should bring their own mat and must comple…
Sun, Jun 5 2022 10:00 AM Sun, Aug 28 2022 11:00 AM

11th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival

11th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival

Washington, DC
Welcome back for the 11th year of Jane Austen at Dumbarton House! Grab a blanket, your date, friends, or family, and enjoy Jane Austen’s timeless love stories under the stars in our beautiful historic garden. Why do we have the annual Jane Austen Film Festival? The “Federal period” is the American…
Wed, Jul 6 2022 7:30 PM Wed, Aug 3 2022 9:30 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: Murals and Public Art

Georgetown Walking Tour: Murals and Public Art

Washington, DC
Join Dwane Starling, Georgetown resident and certified tour guide, on this tour of Georgetown's murals and public art! After seeing all of the most Instagram-able spots the neighborhood has to offer, end your tour with a sweet treat from Georgetown Cupcake. Tour begins at the corner of Wisconsin A…
Sunday, July 31 2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk: Madison Squeeze

Dumbarton at Dusk: Madison Squeeze

Washington, DC
See Dumbarton House in a whole new light by joining us for a party the likes of which Washington hasn’t seen in 200 years! During her husband’s presidency, Dolley Madison was famous for her weekly “squeezes”- a party that combined the political hob-knobbing of presidential levees with the social n…
Thursday, September 15 2022 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Wild Women of Georgetown Walking Tour

Wild Women of Georgetown Walking Tour

Washington, DC
Fierce preservationists, public figures, and famous starlets have called Georgetown home. On this stroll through historic Georgetown, guides from A Tour of Her Own (TOHO) will highlight stories of the women who built and shaped this neighborhood. Spies and ghosts are just a few of the scandalous st…
Sunday, October 2 2022 2:00 PM 4:00 PM

Flower Power Hour

Flower Power Hour

Washington, DC
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this program has been postponed to the Spring of 2023. Please check back early next year for more details. Thank you. Do you love flowers and have a passion for history? If so, we hope you’ll join us for an evening of floral expertise and artistry. Together we’ll h…
Thursday, September 8 2022 6:30 PM 8:30 PM

Dumbarton House

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