A highlight of the permanent collection of early American paintings on display at Dumbarton House is a portrait of the children of Benjamin Stoddert, first Secretary of the U.S. Navy. The portrait was painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1791. The background scene depicts Georgetown as an early tobacco port, only 40 years after it was incorporated as a city.

A highlight of the permanent collection of early American paintings on display at Dumbarton House is a portrait of the children of Benjamin Stoddert, first Secretary of the U.S. Navy. The portrait was painted by Charles Willson Peale in 1791. The background scene depicts Georgetown as an early tobacco port, only 40 years after it was incorporated as a city.

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Dolley Madison was forced to flee from the White House on August 24, 1814 as the British were approaching. She found safety from the burning White House at Belle Vue, now named Dumbarton House.

Dolley Madison was forced to flee from the White House on August 24, 1814 as the British were approaching. She found safety from the burning White House at Belle Vue, now named Dumbarton House.

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Dumbarton House in circa 1915, before it was restored.
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Dumbarton House is the national headquarters at 2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007. It was built in 1703 by Ninian Beall and was later acquired by Joseph Nourse, the first registrar of the US Treasury

Dumbarton House is the national headquarters at 2715 Q Street NW Washington, DC 20007. It was built in 1703 by Ninian Beall and was later acquired by Joseph Nourse, the first registrar of the US Treasury

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Front Facade of Dumbarton House, located at 2715 Q Street NW, Georgetown Washington, DC 20007-3071. Visit our Museum, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3pm.

Front Facade of Dumbarton House, located at 2715 Q Street NW, Georgetown Washington, DC 20007-3071. Visit our Museum, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3pm.

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Dumbarton House in Georgetown

Dumbarton House in Georgetown

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Faux painted door, mantel, wallpaper, colorful ingrain carpet, Dumbarton House,Washington DC circ1799.

Faux painted door, mantel, wallpaper, colorful ingrain carpet, Dumbarton House,Washington DC circ1799.

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Washington, DC  A visit to Dumbarton House offers guests a unique opportunity to view one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in the U.S., along with its impressive furniture and decorative arts collections.

Washington, DC A visit to Dumbarton House offers guests a unique opportunity to view one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in the U.S., along with its impressive furniture and decorative arts collections.

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dumbarton house

dumbarton house

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