Dumbarton House

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Dumbarton House
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a living room filled with furniture and a fire place
Not So Big, but Really Old
Faux painted door, mantel, wallpaper, colorful ingrain carpet, Dumbarton House,Washington DC circ1799.
an old brick building with columns and a white door on the front porch is surrounded by greenery
Dumbarton House
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.
an old brick building with stairs leading up to the front door and trees lining the street
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The Dumbarton House, Georgetown, DC •Dumbarton House is fine example of Federal period architecture(1790-1830) •Inside Dumbarton House, rooms of the same dimensions face the street from either side of the central passage, and this symmetry is repeated in the two rooms facing the garden at the rear of the house. •designed by Dr. William Thornton (1759-1828)
a blue sign hanging from the side of a brick building next to a sidewalk and trees
Dumbarton House in Georgetown
a large brick building with white windows and a walkway leading up to the front door
Home
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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Dumbarton House
Dumbarton House
a large red brick house sitting on top of a lush green field next to a tree
Dumbarton House
an entrance to a large brick building with columns
Front Facade of Dumbarton House, located at 2715 Q Street NW, Georgetown Washington, DC 20007-3071. Visit our Museum, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3pm.
a large brick house with white trim on the front door and windows, surrounded by greenery
Front facade of Dumbarton House, located at 2715 Q Street, NW Georgetown Washington, DC 20007-3071. Visit our museum, Tuesday-Sunday 11am-3pm.
an old photo of a large house in the middle of some trees and bushes on top of a hill
Preservation
Dumbarton House in circa 1915, before it was restored.
a hallway with marble flooring and stairs leading up to the second floor in an old house
Hours & Directions
Lower passage in Dumbarton House.
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Dumbarton House, A Georgetown Gem
In 1915, the Dumbarton House was moved 100 feet to its present site, to allow for the extension of Q Street into Georgetown. From Streets of Washington: "It took three weeks and 200 jacks to raise the old house a half-inch off the ground and probably several months after that to drag it into its new resting place, a spot that had been dug out of the hillside some 60 feet to the north. Regretfully, no pictures have been located that show how this complicated engineering feat was accomplished."
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. Presidents Wives, American First Ladies, United States Presidents, Usa Presidents, James Madison, Historical People, American Presidents, Great Women, Michelle Obama
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.