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Dumbarton House

2715 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3071
+1 202-337-2288
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Jane Austen Tea with Mrs. Bennett

Dumbarton House is one of the gems of Georgetown, DC, hosting various programs with mass appeal... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
patriciasowers
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Good historic house worth seeing

The Dumbarton House is situated near the Dumbarton Bridge (northern end toward DuPont Circle... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2018
Prawet J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 Washingtonians.
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“federal style” (4 reviews)
“period pieces” (2 reviews)
“tudor place” (2 reviews)
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2715 Q St NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3071
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+1 202-337-2288
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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 24 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

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Reviewed 21 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

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 4 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

Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

A wedding invite led us to this interesting historical home for the ceremony and reception. The landscaping and beautiful gardens led to the entrance where a docent was available to allow us to to the house. The atmosphere was perfect - an outdoor ceremony in...More

Thank Katrina B
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

A classic Washington look and very good for a special event. We came here for the wedding and it was handled very well. Service, food and staff did a very good job in making the guests fell welcome. Service was good but the area was...More

Thank Frank G
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I visited The Dumbarton House for the National Day of Archeology event they had and the house and gardens are beautiful. The history and architecture are very neat too. My biggest complain though is the parking. There's only one tiny little parking lot, which was...More

Thank Cassandra W
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

visited this house to see an example of how a family would live at this point in history, the staff where friendly and informative, the house had been moved back from the road?

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Beau C
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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
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