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Dumbarton House

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

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

Teddy Bear and Doll Tea

Washington, DC
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 fed... read more

Dumbarton House Board Meeting Spring 2020

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

Hat Making Workshop

Washington, DC
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 Enc... read more

Georgetown Walking Tour: Cupcakes and Cherry Blossoms

Washington, DC
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 tastin... read more

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. Tickets include photos with Mother Goose herself, story time, games, and a fancy (but still ... read more

Dumbaton at Dusk: Birthday Party!

Washington, DC
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

Georgetown Walking Tour: Dumbarton House Landscape

Washington, DC
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 ov... read more
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Past Events

Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Chocolate and Wine Tasting

Washington, DC
Spend an evening at Dumbarton House with artisan chocolatier Jenny White of Swoon Chocolates.  Learn about the origins of chocolate in American food culture with Dumbarton House’s new exhibition, Pick Your Poison. Then enjoy a curated tasting of small batch, exclusive chocolates with globally ins...
Thursday, February 13 2020 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Galentine's Day Tea

Galentine's Day Tea

Washington, DC
Celebrate the joys of female friendship with a fun and festive tea for you and your gal pals! There will be an elegant tea for you to enjoy along with craft time! Decorate your own sassy, sweet or classic mug to take home. Are your gal pals busy? Don't worry games and ice breakers ensure everyone...
Saturday, February 8 2020 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Jane Austen Birthday Tea

Washington, DC
You are cordially invited to a tea party celebrating the birthday of Miss Jane Austen. Joyfully hosted by Mrs. Bennett on December 15th at one o'clock in the afternoon a Dumbarton House 2715 Q street NW Washington D.C., 20007 In lieu of gifts please bring unwrapped school supplies to be donate...
Sunday, December 15 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Georegtown Walking Tour: Cocoa, Carols and Colored Lights

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. More exciting information to follow!
Saturday, December 14 2019 6:00 PM 7:00 PM

Tea with Santa

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. Tickets are limited, please purchase in advance! Menu: Ham on an Apricot Scone Smoked Turkey with raspb...
Sun, Dec 8 2019 11:00 AM Sat, Dec 14 2019 1:00 PM

Holidays Though History Open House 2019

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, light refreshments and sample historic cocktails unique to each site. Each hou...
Friday, December 6 2019 5:30 PM 8:30 PM

Georgetown Walking Tour: The Kennedys

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 the couple became engaged, their Georgetown home, and where Jackie stayed ...
Saturday, November 30 2019 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

Dumbarton at Dusk-Made in DC

Dumbarton at Dusk-Made in DC

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.   Come back for more information soon!
Thursday, November 21 2019 5:30 PM 8:00 PM

Dumbarton House Makers' Market

Dumbarton House Makers' Market

Washington, DC
Dumbarton House Makers' Market November 2019 Dumbarton House, a federal period house museum in Georgetown, is hosting its first Makers' Market in partnership with Made in DC. The market will be part of Dumbarton at Dusk which is a monthly cocktail party that highlights the musuem's collections a...
Thursday, November 21 2019 4:30 PM 9:00 PM

Afternoon Autumn Tea

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 full high tea with friends, old and new. You will delight in our assortment of...
Saturday, November 16 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Dumbarton House

Mailing Address

2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007
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