Dumbarton House

Historic house museum in D.C. & HQ of the NSCDA.

Rain does stop archaeologists- don’t let it stop you from joining us at the #dayofarchaeology festival from 10-3pm today. There are plenty of tents and indoor places to learn and explore! @pepefoodtruck is here to serve up some yummy food when you want lunch and our museum is free (and dry)!
Congratulations to our week 2 winner @tessaswonderfullife ! Tag your photos @dumbartonhouse and #austenatdh again next week for a chance to win.
It’s week 2 is the Jane Austen Film Festival and we’re giving away some awesome Austen-themed items from our gift shop! To enter the contest: •post a picture of the film festival on Instagram •tag @dumbartonhouse and use the hashtag #AustenatDH •photos must be posted by 9pm on the day of the festival •a winner will be contacted via instsgram before the film ends and can pick up their prize that night.
Congratulations @rheasunsh1ne you’re our winner for tonight’s photo contest!! Check your IG messages for more details on picking up your prize after the movie! Thanks to everyone who participated— we’ll play again next week using #austenatdh
Are you as excited for the Jane Austen Film Festival as we are!? We will have some awesome Austen-themed items at our gift shop table throughout the festival and we are giving away a prize each week! To enter the contest: •post a picture of the film festival on Instagram •tag @dumbartonhouse and use the hashtag #AustenatDH •photos must be posted by 9pm on the day of the festival •a winner will be contacted via social media before the film ends and can pick up their prize that night
We have a new item in the gift shop!! These gorgeous flour sack tea towels feature an original watercolor by artist @maizieclarke. They are an easy to pack souvenir from your visit to Dumbarton House or pair them with our teas for a great gift!
Happy Independence Day! Dumbarton House will be open from 10am-3pm today. Stop by before you head off to your evening fireworks spots!
Celebrate your Independence Day by learning more about the early years of our nation! Dumbarton House Museum will be open from 10am-3pm on July 4th.
Are you ready for some naturally hot yoga this weekend? The weather looks great for our Sunday Serenity Yoga from 10am-11am! Suggested $5 donation for our amazing instructors (@path2be and @proyogaUSA ) who volunteer to lead this great community class. Stay after and enjoy a picnic on the grounds or beat the heat and tour the museum.
CIA, OSS, NSA, FBI & KGB...join tour guide Dwane Starlin as he leads you through various clandestine locales of Georgetown. 🕵🏽‍♀️ See where covert activities took place behind closed doors and in public places. Hear how “Wild Bill” Donovan, Aldrich Ames, Alger Hiss, and others practiced their spycraft. Saturday 6/30 from 12-2pm, ticket link in the bio ☝🏼
Today we welcomed a group from @historic_locust_grove. We have a silk dress from Lucy Croghan who lived at Locust Grove in our collection and we treated staff and volunteers to an up close look at it after their tour!
Are you a battledore or graces champion? Learn how to play both tomorrow at Dumbarton at Dusk! (Link in the bio☝🏼). Here you can see battledore being played by a women and child on an 1810 tea cup saucer in our collection.
Our magnolia tree in the South Garden is blooming beautifully! Check out the view from the second floor of museum where you can really see the flowers.
It might be a rainy day— but we are still open for @dupont_kalorama_mc walk weekend! Join us until 4pm to learn more about the federal period in early Washington.
***UPDATE- yoga is cancelled today (6/3) due to the rain.***Tomorrow at 10am we kick off our annual summer #yoga series with Amy (@proyogausa )! Attendees should bring their own mat and must complete a waiver to participate. A $5 cash donation per person is suggested for the class. Please give donations directly to the instructor. We know there might be some rain☔️ in the forecast, so check our social media in the am before you head out. 🤞🏽 ☀️
Join artist Curtis Wood for an engaging discussion of his exhibit, "A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia" on Saturday, June 2nd from 1–2pm. Woody’s exhibit, along with two others, 100 DOLLARS REWARD, and The Exchange 2018/2, explore the history of slavery in Georgetown. Dumbarton House will be open and free to the public Saturday and Sunday from 11am-4pm as part of the @dupont_kalorama_mc Walk Weekend.
We hope you'll join us this weekend for the 35th Annual @dupont_kalorama_mc walk weekend. Dumbarton House, along with 4 other local museums will be open FREE of charge from 11am-4pm, rain or shine! Saturday at 1pm Artist Curtis Woody will give an artist talk on his exhibit "A Sketch of Slavery in the District of Columbia". On Sunday at 10am we kick of our Summer Serenity Yoga which continues in Sundays through August. *Please note that our museum will not open until 11am this weekend* Thanks @dccompass for featuring us!
Today we remember the brave men and women who died serving our country. Our museum and headquarters are closed in observance of the holiday.
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