• Dumbarton House

Welcome to Dumbarton House

 Dumbarton House just had a grand re-opening with DC Councilmember, Jack Evans

Karen Daly, Executive Director of Dumbarton House, Councilmember Jack Evans, and Jane Boylin, Chairman of the Dumbarton House Board

Read more about the day in the Georgetowner

Join us for exciting events and programs throughout the summer. Below are some important dates:

Jane Austen Film Festival
July 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th, 7pm-10pm, register here

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.


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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