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Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

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Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend

Dumbarton House Garden

Photo courtesy of Dupont Kalorama Museums Consortium

Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend offers a variety of free activities for all ages, including special museum exhibitions, live music, food, demonstrations such as quilt making and sheep shearing, walking and biking tours. The event encourages visitors to discover makes the Dupont Circle neighborhood one of Washington, DC's most unique. Free shuttle buses are provided to help attendees get from one museum to another.

Dates: June 7-8, 2014

Participating Museums

  • Anderson House
    2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC (202) 785-2040.
    Saturday, 11am–3 pm; Sunday, 1–4 pm Experience the history and splendor of Gilded Age Washington. This 1905 Beaux Arts mansion was the home of American diplomat Larz Anderson and his wife and is now the headquarters of The Society of the Cincinnati, founded in 1783 to preserve the memory of the American Revolution.
     
  • Dumbarton House
    2715 Que St., NW, Washington, DC. (202) 337-2288.
    Saturday, 10am–4 pm; Sunday, 1–5 pm Step back in time to Federal America, circa 1800, at historic Dumbarton House, an elegant museum that once hosted first lady Dolley Madison.
     
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
    1318 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC (202) 673-2402
    The historic house commemorates the life of Mary McLeod Bethune, an African American woman who grew up in poverty in South Carolina, yet rose to become an influential educator, presidential advisor, and political activist.
     
  • National Museum of American Jewish Military History
    1811 R St. NW Washington DC. (202) 265-6280.
    Saturday, CLOSED; Sunday, 1-5 p.m. The museum documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States.
     
  • Phillips Collection
    1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC (202) 387-2151
    Saturday, 10 am–5 pm; Sunday, 11 am–6 pm. Programming: Jazz 'n Families Fun Days. Musicians improvise to artworks in the permanent collection, and visitors create jazz-inspired sculpture to take home, explore an exhibition of artworks by local elementary students, and visit the instrument petting zoo. Interactive, all-ages discovery packs are available to enhance the experience. In collaboration with the DC Jazz Festival.
     
  • Woodrow Wilson House
    2340 S St, NW, Washington, DC (202)387-4062 ext. 12.
    President Wilson lived here until his death in 1924, and Mrs. (Edith) Wilson lived in the home until her death in 1961. Try your hand at games the Wilson family would have played from the 1920s, 30s and 40s. 
Dupont-Kalorama Museum Walk Weekend is sponsored by the Dupont-Kalorama Museums Consortium (DKMC) which was established in 1983 to promote the “off the Mall” museums and their neighborhoods in the greater Dupont Circle-Kalorama area of Washington, DC. For more information about the event, visit the DKMC website

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