Exhibits at Dumbarton

Take a step back in time to learn about life in colonial era Washington, D.C. There’s always something new to learn at Dumbarton House!

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Current Exhibits

Pick Your Poison

Did you know that in the year 1800, the average American over the age of fifteen consumed thirty-two gallons of hard cider and beer, seven …

Black and White Dumbarton House c 1920 Library of Congress
Current Exhibits

History’s Keepers: The Legacy of the NSCDA

Since 1891, The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA) has worked to inspire a spirit of patriotism and a genuine love of …

Current Exhibits

The Exchange

An exciting exhibition series, The Exchange, is designed to present a couple of items from history in a way that engages visitors and helps them reflect …

stem in the historic house
Current Exhibits

STEM in the Historic House

The disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) are essential to further how we understand, preserve and interpret historic houses and the collections contained …

Past Exhibits

100 Dollar Reward

100 Dollar Reward was open from February 2018 until August 2018. The exhibit examined slavery in Georgetown from its founding in 1751 to 1830 and …

Past Exhibits

Five Generations of Nourse Family Artists

For the Nourse family, art is a most cherished tradition. Early relatives passed their paintings down through the generations. Mothers imparted their skills on their …