Dumbarton House, Washington DC

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  • 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 av...  more »
  • 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 seco...  more »
  • 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 G...  more »
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  • Attended a wedding and managed to take in the grounds beforehand. Beautiful gem nestled into Georgetown with a cool history.
  • Closed when we were there but the gardens were open which made it not a totally wasted trip.
  • Stepping into Dumbarton House is stepping back in time to a true Federal Period house. One that is decorated as it was during the owner Joseph Nourse's time. The colors are eye-opening to say the least! The docents at Dumbarton know their subject. I have been there multiple times and am always impressed by the knowledge that is possessed by the volunteers.
  • A wonderful museum and event venue, but most importantly, Dumbarton House is NOT Dumbarton Oaks. The confusion is understandable, but Dumbarton Oaks is different.
  • Be nice if they updated their Website to indicate they are closed until April for Renovations. Wasted my time going there to find out they are closed.

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