Experience early American history and culture at Dumbarton House

Self-guided tours are available Friday through Sunday. Please book online or by phone timed tickets. Reservations are required. Walk-ins can reserve a spot if there are any available. More details can be found in our safety precautions section below.

Please note, timed tickets enable you to see the museum during the hour reserved. We recommend you arrive in time to leave at least half an hour to see the museum (for example, if reserving the 11am slot, arrive no later than 11:30am). If you are reserving free tickets, we can only allow you to reserve them for one time slot per day.

Refunds are issued only in the case of illness. 

Virtual group tours are available for parties of 8 or more.


Friday through Sunday
10:00am to 3:00pm
(last museum entry is 2:45pm)

Our grounds are open every day from dawn to dusk, free of charge! Please consider making a donation to Dumbarton House to ensure the continued beauty and availability of our gardens. 


Monday-Thursday (year round)
Month of January
New Year’s Day (January 1, 2021)  
Independence Day (July 4, 2021) 
Thanksgiving (November 25, 2021)
Holiday (December 25, 2021)

*For weather-related closures, we follow D.C. Public Schools schedule.


$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

If you have trouble purchasing tickets online, please call (202) 337-2288 ext. 2242

Safety Precautions

For your safety and the safety of our staff:

  • Face coverings are required at this time for staff and visitors in indoor spaces
  • Please maintain a social distance of 6’ or more from other parties
  • Museum attendance will be limited to 10 people at a time in line with DC reopening guidelines
  • Online pre-purchase admission is required for all visitors
  • We are not accepting cash at this time
  • Bring a water bottle and snack: we have a water bottle-filling station on site but no food services
  • Hand sanitizer is available
  • Increased sanitization schedule has been implemented for all public areas and surfaces
  • All docent-led tours have been suspended
  • Select interactive screens have been temporarily turned off

We ask any visitors who feel unwell, have a fever or other symptoms to please stay home. We will be happy to refund your visit or honor your ticket for a future date.

Directions to Dumbarton

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.

walk-ins are welcome as space permits. Please call ahead for weekday guided tour availability. 

Reservations are required for group tours and specialty tours; available for parties of 8 or more.

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