Program FAQs

Generally, we send out information on how to join virtual programs 24-48 hours before the program. Occasionally, these emails end up in spam; please check there before contacting Dumbarton House.

Currently, because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are not holding in person programs at the museum.

For most programs, you will enter through the visitor’s center door— the door to the right when you enter from Q Street. Some programs are outdoors and will have an entry point indicated with signage on the grounds. Lastly, a few of our programs take place in the Belle Vue Room— this will be indicated in the program description and signage throughout the grounds will direct you.

Dumbarton House is committed to promoting the use of sustainable transportation as a way to reduce local traffic congestion, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Metrorail: Dupont Circle Station (Red Line) –  Q Street exit, the house is approximately six blocks west on Q ST, NW,a short walk or ride on the D2 or D6 bus lines. For more information about Metrorail and maps, the WMATA website.

Metrobus: D1, D2, D3, D6 and G2 buses stop nearby. For more information, visit the WMATA website.

DC Circulator:  Dupont Circle-Georgetown-Rosslyn route stops at 28th & M ST, NW, or 28th ST & Pennsylvania AVE, NW, depending on direction traveled.  Georgetown-Union Station route stops at Q ST & Wisconsin AVE, NW. Continue east on Q ST, NW, by foot.  For more information about DC’s local bus service, visit the DC Circulator website.

Bicycle: We have a bicycle rack at the corner of 27th ST, NW & Q ST, NW

Dumbarton House is fully ADA accessible. Handicapped parking is available in our parking lot,
located off 27th Street, just north of Q Street.

Outside food is allowed at the Jane Austen Film Festival and Picnic Theater Company productions. Outside alcohol is not allowed at any program, in accordance with DC liquor laws and licenses.

We offer a member discount for participants in our museum membership program and for members of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America.