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Dumbarton House - A Georgetown Historic House Museum


Dumbarton House - A Georgetown Historic House Museum
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Dumbarton House is a historic house museum, located in Georgetown that was built during the presidencies of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson circa 1800 and was the residence of Joseph Nourse, the Register of the U.S. Treasury for the first six Presidents of the United States. When visiting Dumbarton House, you'll catch a glimpse of what life was like in Washington, DC during the Federal period, the earliest years of the federal government and its move to the new capital city. It is beautifully restored with displays of an outstanding collection of Federal period (1790-1830) furniture, paintings, textiles, silver, and ceramics.

Since 1928, Dumbarton House has been the headquarters for The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA), an organization that actively promotes our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational programs. The museum hosts a year-round calendar of public events, lectures, concerts, balls, exhibitions, family activities, summer camps, and
rental events.


2715 Q St., NW, Washington, DC
See a Map Limited free parking is available at the museum, and two-hour street parking is available. the Dupont Circle metro station is a 15-minute walk.


Hours: Year-Round, Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (last museum entry is 2:45 p.m). Guided Tours available by prior appointment, call (202) 337-2288.

Admission: $5.00 per adult

Official Website: www.dumbartonhouse.org

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