A Historic House Museum c. 1800 & Headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America



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A visit to Dumbarton House offers guests a unique opportunity to view one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in the U.S., along with its impressive furniture and decorative arts collections. They take away a clear idea of what life was like in the earliest days of our nation’s capital.

Dumbarton House is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm with the last entry at 2:45 pm. Guided tours are available if scheduled in advance. Call 202-337-2288 to schedule a tour.

Dolly Day at Dumbarton House!

image_detail_125Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate Dolly Day! During her legendary flight from the White House in 1814, Dolly Madison stopped at Dumbarton House on her way to Virginia. On August 22, we celebrated with an afternoon of dance performances and festivities!