• Dumbarton House

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.


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

Kids love the Dumbarton House, too.

Dumbarton House offers programming for kids of all ages! Through guided tours and activities, kids learn what it would have been like to live in 19th DC.


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