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


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.

New Exhibit:


From April to Labor Day, Dumbarton House will display the “Posey Quilt,” an early 19th century American pieced quilt made of silk dress fabrics. The exhibition will highlight the eight women believed to have owned the dresses used in the quilt, as well as the Posey family and its long tradition of passing the quilt down from mother to oldest daughter. Learn more here.