• Dumbarton House

Welcome to Dumbarton House

Dumbarton House hosted a Citizenship Ceremony on August 1st, 2017 for 21 children, ages 6-15, representing 14 different countries. Some of the participants are pictured here reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (photo by Mukul Ranjan).

Dolley Days next Saturday & Sunday, August 26 & 27; 10am-3pm; FREE!

For our current and future public programs please see our calendar for details and registration information.


A visit to Dumbarton House, built c. 1800, 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.

Our latest Annual Report gives an overview of our activities and achievements in 2016.

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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

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