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.Find out more about our youth programs:

Girl Scouts     School Groups     Homeschool


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. Registration is now open for our 2017-2018 programs!


We offer 5 programs geared towards Brownie & Junior Girl Scouts and that work towards badges requirements. Learn more about each program.

2018 Schedule and Pricing


Public Programs: These programs are open to troops and individual scouts. Choose from our set schedule, max. size is 40 scouts.

  • 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.

Private Programs: Plan a special program for just your troop.

  • Day Programs: Saturday & Sunday starting between 9:00am -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 . 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. Additional people can be added at $30 per Scout and $10 per adult. Capacity: 40 Scouts and 10 adults. Overnights also include a continental breakfast.


All Girl Scout programs require a $50 refundable deposit. Register for a Girl Scout program by completing an online form. 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.

2017-2018 School Programs & FAQs

School field trips cost $4/student and the first 3 required chaperones are free. All additional chaperones are $4/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 complete a field trip request form. School programs are available Wednesday 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 will return in 2018. 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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