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Dumbarton House

Explore life in the early days of the republic at this fine 1799 house in Georgetown!

Dumbarton House interprets the Nourse household comprising Joseph Nourse, his wife, Maria, and the enslaved, indentured and freed servants who made the household run.

We also offer a variety of programs, including special exhibitions and tours, concerts, lectures, tastings, school and scout programs and summer camps.

Please check our website for details for visitors, including tours offered.

The house is a fine example of Federal period architecture that features 18th- and 19th-century furniture and decorative arts (paintings, textiles, silver and ceramics) made and used during the Republic's formative years.

Joseph Nourse, first Register of the U.S. Treasury, and his wife Maria made this their home from 1804 to 1813. The next resident, Charles Carroll, offered shelter to First Lady, Dolley Madison, in August 1814 after she fled the White House as British troops marched on the city. Since 1932, Dumbarton House has been the headquarters of the NSCDA, a non-profit organization founded in 1891 that is dedicated to historic preservation, public service and education.

Dumbarton House is accredited by the American Association of Museums.

Opening Hours: Tues - Sun, 10:00am to 3:00pm (last entry 2:45 pm). Our website has full details for visitors.

Admission: Adults/Seniors $8.00; Members: Free. No charge for children and students with valid ID

  • After Hours
  • Full Bar
  • Full Menu
  • ADA Compliant
  • Foreign Language Guides
  • Motor Coach/Bus Parking
  • Private Tour
  • Educational Programming
  • Open to public?
  • Produce public facing events?
  • ADA compliant
  • No Contact Services
  • Sneeze Guards/Contact Barriers
  • Reduced Occupancy/Occupancy Limits
  • Limited Elevator Occupancy
  • Social Distance Markings/Signage
  • Social Distance Furniture Configurations
  • Mobile Payments Required
  • Hand Wash/Sanitizer Stations
  • CDC Recommended Cleaning Procedures
  • Virtual Events
  • Currently Open for Business
  • Modified Hours
Largest Meeting Room Details

Capacity, Banquet-style: 160, Capacity, Theatre-style: 100

Meeting Space Details

Inside Reception Capacity: 200

Distance to Metro

0.60 Miles





Group Maximum


Attraction Rates

Under $12

Length of Tour

1-2 Hours


Affiliation Discounts, Coupon Discounts, Membership Discounts

Metro Station

Dupont Circle



Metro Line


Website for COVID-19 response
Employee Safety Requirements

Mask Required

Visitor Safety Requirements

Mask Required

Visitor Ticketing Requirements

Timed Tickets Required


2715 Q St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
United States

(202) 337-2288

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