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Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House Admission

Washington, DC
Please note: Timed tickets enable you to see the museum during the hour reserved. We recommend you arrive in time to leave at least half an hour to see the museum (for example, if reserving the 11am slot, arrive no later tha… read more

Spring 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. The list of vendors will be updated once all are confi… read more

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 … read more

Trivia in the Garden

Washington, DC
Join Dumbarton House for an outdoor trivia night on the grounds of the museum! Topics will include DC History, Geography, Movies, Plants and Animals, and Political History. Light refreshments will be available for purchase. … read more

How to Host: Post-Pandemic Charcuterie Nights

Washington, DC
Have you lost all ability to make small talk? Do you eat with your mouth open after spending a year in the comfort and privacy of your home? Fear not! Join a memebr of Dumbarton House staff and etiquette expert Diane Gottsma… read more

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 traditio… read more
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Past Events

Registration Questions

Registration Questions

Washington, DC
Registration Questions for Programs
Friday, May 7 2021 1:00 PM 1:30 PM

Makers Market Vendor Payment

Makers Market Vendor Payment

Washington, DC
Payment for vendor space at Dumbarton House Makers Market on May 15, 2021.
Tue, May 4 2021 12:00 PM Wed, May 5 2021 1:00 PM

Tiny Activist Doll Workshop with Sarah Marsom

Tiny Activist Doll Workshop with Sarah Marsom

Washington, DC
Join Sarah Marsom for a hands-on workshop about the Tiny Activist Project, which highlights the lesser known stories of activists who fought to save cultural resources. This workshop features the Tiny Jane Doll, inspired by Jane Jacobs, an urbanist and activist who sought to make strong communities…
Tuesday, May 4 2021 6:30 PM 8:00 PM

Day at Dumbarton 2021

Day at Dumbarton 2021

Washington, DC
Join us for our third Day at Dumbarton! The theme of our virtual April 28-April 30 program is “historic clothing." We are excited to bring this enriching and enthralling program - including lectures, question and answer sessions, a craft workshop, and a yoga wellness event - to Dames around the cou…
Wed, Apr 28 2021 11:00 AM Fri, Apr 30 2021 3:00 PM

Reel Georgetown: Movies and Movie Theaters

Reel Georgetown: Movies and Movie Theaters

Washington, DC
Warm up for the Oscars by joining Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides & former SAG-AFTRA actor, for a tour of Georgetown when the neighborhood was teeming with movie screens & settings for movie shots. Reminisce of Georgetown’s role in popular cinema productions from “The…
Sunday, April 25 2021 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Architecture Tour

Architecture Tour

Washington, DC
April is National Architecture Month! Celebrate by learning about how Dumbarton House and its surrounding landscape have changed over the past two-hundred years, since it was built in 1799. Explore the site and imagine what it might have looked like with 8.5 acres of open land, multiple outbuilding…
Saturday, April 24 2021 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Centering Indigenous Voices Post-Panel Donations

Centering Indigenous Voices Post-Panel Donations

Washington, DC
Thank you for attending the panel on Tuesday, April 20th! Based on the conversation and our consultation with the panelists, 100% of the collected donations will go to Illuminative. To learn more about their work, please see their website. We are grateful for the opportunity to support Native commu…
Wed, Apr 21 2021 2:00 PM Wed, Apr 28 2021 4:00 PM

Centering Indigenous Voices in Historic House Museums

Centering Indigenous Voices in Historic House Museums

Washington, DC
For thousands of years before the foundation of Dumbarton House, Indigenous nations stewarded the land and developed intricate cultures that continue to thrive today, with 574 recognized Tribes in the United States alone. Dumbarton House was built on unceded Piscataway and Nacotchtank land and seek…
Tuesday, April 20 2021 6:00 PM 7:30 PM

Teddy Bear and Doll Tea

Teddy Bear and Doll Tea

Washington, DC
Join Dumbarton House for an outdoor tea for the whole family! Bring a picnic blanket and your favorite doll or teddy bear to enjoy individually packaged, tea boxes. After tea, we will take a tour of the grounds and learn about the gardens before playing some socially-distanced games. For the safet…
Sunday, April 18 2021 11:00 AM 1:00 PM

Power in Preservation Virtual Exhibition Opening

Power in Preservation Virtual Exhibition Opening

Washington, DC
Join Catherine Nuzum, curator, and Samantha Hatton, collections manager, for a sneak peek at their new exhibition, Power in Preservation. The exhibition is a celebration of women's contributions to the field of historic preservation and features 10 extraordinary preservationists. Camtherine and Sam…
Tuesday, April 13 2021 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

Dumbarton House

Mailing Address

2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007
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