Dumbarton oaks is nearby but dumbarton house is worth a visit. Dumbarton house is a historic house in georgetown built in 1800 when the federal government was in philadelphia and not d c.
Four years later they opened a house museum inside.
Dumbarton house. Our guide did a great job during a 30 minute tour of the rooms. Treasury and his wife maria made their home here between 1804 and 1813. How the early inhabitants of the federal city both free and enslaved lived is described.
It was a private residence until 1928 when it became the national society of the colonial dames of america hq. History of the home preservation. Its first occupant was joseph nourse the first register of the treasury.
Dumbarton house s period rooms and rotating exhibitions tell the stories of the early city of washington and offers visitors a view of what life was like in the earliest days of our nation s. Dumbarton house played an interesting role in our nation s history. This stately brick home exhibits several characteristics associated with federal architecture such as exterior and interior symmetry as well as classical motifs which were pervasive throughout the federal period.
The dumbarton house staff work diligently to assure that the day goes by flawlessly and that all needs of the bride and groom are met. Treasury for the first six presidents of the united states. It s only one of many stories associated with the adamesque federal style house located at 2715 q street northwest in the historic g.
Nestled in the georgetown neighborhood of washington d c the historic dumbarton house is a stunning venue with excellent indoor and outdoor space as well as high quality of service and responsiveness. Since 1932 dumbarton house has been the headquarters of the nscda a non profit organization founded in 1891 that is dedicated to historic preservation public service and education. It was completed around 1800.
Visitors to dumbarton house return in time to when joseph nourse first register of the u s. When visiting dumbarton house you ll catch a glimpse of what life was like in washington dc during the federal period the earliest years of the federal government and its move to the new capital city. Dumbarton house is a historic house museum located in georgetown that was built during the presidencies of john adams and thomas jefferson circa 1800 and was the residence of joseph nourse the register of the u s.
Dumbarton house is accredited by the american association of museums. Dumbarton house is a federal style house located in the georgetown neighborhood of washington d c. Dumbarton house built 1799 is regarded as one of the finest examples of federal period architecture in the united states.
It was completed around 1800. Tues sun 10 00am to 3 00pm last entry 2 45 pm. The house dates to the beginning of the federal government in washington and was home to one of its first civil servants who worked in the treasury department under six presidents.