Dumbarton House, Washington DC

The mission of Dumbarton House, headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, is to support the organization’s Corporate Societies and their members, to maintain its historic museum property, and to enhance the cultural life of Washington, D.C. Through the interpretation of its historic site and collections, Dumbarton House promotes the understanding of historic preservation and of the early history of our nation, so that the lives and ideals of early Americans inspire present and future generations.
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  • The gardens had been closed for a while but we popped in for a quick visit. It’s lovely that they are open during the day as a peaceful stop in the area. We didn’t visit the house this time but I woul...  more »
  • We have lived in the DC area over 35 years and had never been here. What a beautiful house. We enjoyed walking through at our own pace and walking the grounds as well. Worth a trip.  more »
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  • The staff there were very friendly and knowledgable. It was interesting entering a house that was so significant in the birth of the American Republic. I was fascinated by the fact that NSCDA or the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America bought the property and made it into its national headquarters. I did not have cash and wish I would have to donate somethibg although I got in for free because of my college id. I would suggest a small donation which the place would greatly appreciate.
  • Love this place! Full of American allegory. Our founders really thought they had come up with a new goddess, Columbia
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