Youth Groups

Step back in time at Dumbarton House during one of our Youth programs! Dumbarton House offers a wide range of programming for children. Introducing youth to our nation’s past during hands-on programs at Dumbarton House, students “travel back in time” 200 years and explore early Washington, DC history.


Girl Scouts

Step back in time at Dumbarton House during one of our Girl Scout day or overnight programs! Programs are currently geared towards Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts and work towards badges requirements. All programs include a tour, materials, snack and Dumbarton House patch. View our 2017 brochure

Girl Scout Programs & Schedule

Private Programs Pricing & Scheduling
Day Programs: Day programs are offered Saturday & Sunday starting at 9:30am, 11:00am, 11:30am, 12:00pm, or 12:30pm. Programs last approximately 2.5 hours. The cost is $15 per Scout and $5 per adult. There is an $85 (5 scouts, 2 adults) minimum for day programs. Capacity: 40 Scouts and 10 adults.

Overnight Programs: Overnight programs are offered Friday nights at 7:30pm through 8:00am the following day. The minimum cost for an overnight is $630 for up to 20 Scouts and 2 adults. For additional people – $30 per Scout and $10 per adult. Capacity: 40 Scouts and 10 adults. Overnights also include a continental breakfast for Scouts & adults.

Scheduled Programs Pricing
Day Programs:
The cost is $15 per Scout and $5 per Adult.

Overnight Programs:
The cost is $30 per Scout and $10 per adult. Overnights also include a continental breakfast for Scouts & adults.

Visit our calendar for a list of upcoming Girl Scout programs.


All Girl Scout programs request a $50 refundable deposit. To register, please complete our online registration form. After completing this form, a member of our Education Department will be in touch within 2 weeks to confirm you registration and collect the deposit. Your final count and balance is due 14 days prior to your program date. Please note Dumbarton House will be temporarily closed to the public from October 24th-April 2017 and therefor we cannot accept requests during that time period. Please contact the Education Department if you have questions about our Girl Scout programs.


School Groups

Dumbarton House offers educational field trips for students in Kindergarten through 8th Grade. Our field trips are tailored to meet the Common Core School Standards and DC and Virginia school standards. View standards alignment for our Time Travelers and Capital Quest Programs.

School Programs Information

School field trips cost $4/student and the first 3 required chaperones are free. All additional chaperones are $3/each. A $25 deposit is required to confirm your field trip and the balance is due upon arrival. DC Public & Charter Schools are free of charge. Additional funding may be available to Title I schools for transportation, please indicate on the registration form if your school is in need of transportation. Support for school program transportation is generously provided in part by The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the District of Columbia.

To register for a field trip, please contact Stephanie Boyle at or 202-337-2288 x222. School programs are available Tuesday through Friday. A maximum of 36 2nd-8th grade students and 25 K-1st grade students can be accommodated. All programs have a minimum of 8 students required. If you have a larger group, please contact the Education Department to discuss options.


Homeschool Programs

Homeschool programs will return in the spring of 2017. Dumbarton House offers educational programs for homeschool families that include a hands-on, interactive tour of the museum or grounds followed by workshop activities and a snack.



The Museum’s programs are available to all students and Scouts as the hands-on programs are developed to connect with all learning styles. Given enough notice, Museum Educators can adapt programs to fit the specific needs of your students or Scouts. The Museum is wheelchair accessible.


Contact the Education Department, Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm. 202-337-2288 x222;


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