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Dumbarton House

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

Built around 1800, Dumbarton 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 their home here from 1804 to 1813. The next resident, Charles Carroll, harbored 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 National Society of THe Colonial Dames of America, a non-profit organization founded in 1891 dedicated to historic preservation, public service and education.

Dumbarton House is accredited by the American Association of Museums. It offers a variety of programs, including special exhibitions and tours, concerts, lectures, tastings, school and scout programs, and summer camps.

Tours: Tue.- Sun., 11:00am to 3:00pm (last entry 2:45 pm). Please visit our website for more information.

Admission: Adults/Seniors $5.00; No charge for children and students with valid ID

Parking behind garden at the intersection of Q Street and 27th Street; ADA access.

  • 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
  • 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
Meeting Space
Dimensions (ft.)
Total Sq. Ft.
Ceiling Height (ft.)
Reception Capacity
Theater Capacity
Banquet Capacity
Classroom Capacity
  • Bell Vue Room
  • Bell Vue Room & Tented Courtyard
  • North Garden
  • Upper Terrace & East Garden
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • x
  • 140
  • 200
  • 100
  • 80
  • 160

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