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Dumbarton House

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Dumbarton Oaks is nearby, but Dumbarton House is worth a visit. The house dates to the beginning of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Yucaipa, California
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Dumbarton House is a fabulous place. Given the unlimited supply of places to visit in DC, it may... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland
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An AAM-accredited historic house museum and the national headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, Dumbarton House is a Federal period estate and museum collection offering a unique view of what life was like for early...more
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2715 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3071
+1 202-337-2288
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dumbarton Oaks is nearby, but Dumbarton House is worth a visit. The house dates to the beginning of the federal government in Washington and was home to one of its first civil servants who worked in the Treasury Department under six presidents. How the early...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dan_Yucaipa_CA
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Unfortunately, only 4 rooms are part of the guided tour here. There really isn't much history so we wasted our time and money. Skip this one.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RayGCincinnati_OH
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Dumbarton House is a fabulous place. Given the unlimited supply of places to visit in DC, it may well not make it onto a short-time visitor's list. I've lived in nearby Maryland for decades and never got there. But the novel "Lincoln in the Bardo"...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank MackSandy
Reviewed 14 July 2018

Very typical of the grand houses of the federal period. This is something of a living museum. You can have high tea here from time to time. As a museum the tour is very interesting and costs a modest $5. Outdoor garden was beautiful in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Dumbarton House is one of the gems of Georgetown, DC, hosting various programs with mass appeal both educational and entertaining. This Tea was no exception. Starting with a lovely appetizing soup, guests were served at round tables covered in brightly colored tablecloths with sunny yellow...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank patriciasowers
Reviewed 12 February 2018

The Dumbarton House is situated near the Dumbarton Bridge (northern end toward DuPont Circle). Based on the information, it is an example of the "Federal Style House" and was built and complete in 1800. It is currently list as National Register of Historic Places and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Having just visited the much larger Tudor Place estate down the street, it was interesting to stop by this example of a smaller, but still very upscale federal period home. Some rooms on the first floor are furnished for the early 19th century, while the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 23 June 2017

There's not much to the house. A few rooms have furniture and a couple have displays about the Colonial Dames. It was a nice place, but not a "must-see" since it costs to enter. There were no tours available the day we were there and...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank LNLew
Reviewed 20 June 2017

The property is located in a beautiful area of Georgetown. The impressive house consists of the first floor "museum" housing pieces and decor representing the period when the house was built. The second floor is allocated to the National Society of Colonial Dames of America,...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Brian S
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Dumbarton House played an interesting role in our nation's history. It's only one of many stories associated with the Adamesque Federal-style house located at 2715 Q Street Northwest in the historic Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Constructed in 1800, Dumbarton is a significant example of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Taylor B
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Carmen O
27 May 2017|
Response from Dan_Yucaipa_CA |
Yes, it is off 27th Street just to the east.
Beau C
20 March 2015|
Response from DumbartonHouseMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Beau, thank you for the question. Dumbarton House is engaged in minor, although critical, renovation work. We are currently replacing the balustrade on our upper terrace. The work is the culmination of a year of... More