Groups & Specialty Tours

Group and Specialty Tours offer exclusive opportunities and experiences to our guests who want to take the visit to Dumbarton to the next level.

Virtual Group Tours

Unable to visit in person? Let a trained interpreter share the history of Dumbarton House from the safety of your home with a private group tour.

  • Duration: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Platform: GoToWebinar or the group can provide an alternative host platform
  • Group size: Minimum 8 persons and maximum 40
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • Groups must register as least two weeks in advance
  • A $25 deposit (non-refundable) is required to hold your reservation

Docent-Led Museum Tour

Tour Dumbarton House with a trained interpreter who will tell you the story of the home on a private group tour. Public group tours are offered on the weekends at 10:30am and 1:30pm or on upon request on the weekdays, dependent on the availability of a docent. For an additional fee, add on a boxed lunch.

  • Duration: Approximately 45 minutes
  • Group size: Minimum 8 persons and maximum 40
  • Cost: $8 per person
  • Groups must register as least two weeks in advance
  • A $25 deposit (non-refundable) is required to hold your reservation

Concert and Docent- Led Museum Tour

After touring Dumbarton House with a trained interpreter, enjoy a chamber music concert with special reserved seating for your group. For an additional fee, add on a boxed lunch.

  • Duration: Approximately 2 ½ hours
  • Group size: Minimum 10 persons and maximum 40
  • $8 per person
  • Schedule: Go on a 10:30am tour followed by a noon chamber music concert with reserved seating for your group
  • Available dates: Check back in later for our 2020-2021 schedule! 
  • Groups must register at least two weeks in advance
  • A $25 deposit (non-refundable) is required to hold your reservation

VIP Museum Tour

Be welcomed personally by Executive Director Karen L. Daly and receive a VIP tour delving into every facet of Dumbarton House. You’ll even have the opportunity to view rarely seen objects!

  • Duration: 90-120 minutes
  • Group size: Maximum 15 persons
  • Cost: $125 for up to five guests; $25 for each additional guest
  • Groups must register at least one month in advance
  • A $25 deposit (non-refundable) is required to hold your reservation

Make a Day of it with On-site Lunch

Dumbarton House is happy to arrange an on-site lunch for your group to enjoy on our grounds or in our ballroom.

For School Groups

Girl Scouts