Admission and Tickets

Rear view of Dumbarton House. Joseph Nourse, first Register of the U.S. Treasury, resided at Dumbarton House with his family, servants, and slaves from 1804-1813. Drawing on our rich collection of Nourse objects and family archives, as well as public and private collections, we offer a fascinating insight into their daily lives.

Dumbarton House Museum is temporarily closed until further notice.

Due to the ever-evolving situation regarding the COVID-19 virus and in an effort to help cut potential community exposure Dumbarton House Museum will be closed starting March 14.  We will continue to monitor the rapidly developing situation.  It is important to us as a member of the community to ensure we are doing everything possible to safeguard the health and well-being of our visitors and staff.  While we are closed the museum staff will conduct a thorough deep clean of the museum in preparation for reopening.  Please keep in touch with us through our website and social media platforms for all updates.

The Department of Health recommends that residents continue to take the advice of the CDC to prevent infection:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
• Stay home when you are sick
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a household cleaning spray or wipe
• Wash hands frequently with soap (at least 20 seconds)


Join a knowledgeable docent for a 45 minute tour through the historic house and enjoy self-guided exhibitions. For your convenience, book online or by phone for our Saturday and Sunday guided tours at 10:30am and 1:30pm. Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome as space permits.

Self-guided tours are available daily. Guided tours are subject to docent availability. Reservations are required for group tours and specialty tours; available for parties of 8 or more.

$10 – General Admission

$8 – AAA Members, Civil Servants, National Trust Members

Free – Museum & NSCDA Members, Children & Students (with ID), AAM, NARM, HHMC, US Treasury Employees