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Dumbarton House

2715 Q Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3071
+1 202-337-2288
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Nice House Not Much More

There's not much to the house. A few rooms have furniture and a couple have displays about the... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Interesting period pieces and gardens but left me wanting more

The property is located in a beautiful area of Georgetown. The impressive house consists of the... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2017
Brian S
Meaford, Canada
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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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  • Very good42%
  • Average24%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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2715 Q Street, NW, Washington DC, DC 20007-3071
+1 202-337-2288
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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

Thank Knansea
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

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

Thank Taylor B
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
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
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
Reviewed 24 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?

Thank garyje
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We enjoyed an interesting tour of the house (3/4 hr) with a knowledgeable and very nice guide (Cynthia ?). I particularly liked hearing about the painstaking research and renovation of the furnishings and wallpaper for example. The two guides at the house were terribly helpful...More

Reviewed 23 January 2016

I stumbled upon this place while walking back from my hotel. I actually didn't go in the house, but instead spent time in the small garden in the corner of the property. It is peaceful and charming, a great spot to read. The garden stays...More

Thank raybay18
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

The cost is nominal ($4 with AAA; $5 w/o) for a tour with a docent of the six decorated rooms and two display areas (two more for special exhibits which were not open when we were there). The docent relates information specific to the home...More

Thank Sally L
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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