A visit to Dumbarton House, built in 1799, 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. In addition to being a historic house museum, Dumbarton House is also the headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.

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Finally, are you looking for that
special place for your next event?

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The perfect setting for your special event.

Dumbarton House offers a setting that is stately, charming, and elegant for private events ranging from corporate luncheons, meetings and conferences to wedding ceremonies and receptions, garden and tea parties. See Our Event Brochure