Deprecated: class-phpmailer.php is deprecated since version 5.5.0! Use wp-includes/PHPMailer/PHPMailer.php instead. The PHPMailer class has been moved to wp-includes/PHPMailer subdirectory and now uses the PHPMailer\PHPMailer namespace. in /var/www/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5051
Dumbarton House – NSCDAMD
Notice: WP_Scripts::localize was called incorrectly. The $l10n parameter must be an array. To pass arbitrary data to scripts, use the wp_add_inline_script() function instead. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 5.7.0.) in /var/www/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5313

Dumbarton House, built 1799, is regarded as one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture in the United States. 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 house is interpreted to the period from 1804 to 1813, when it was owned and occupied by Joseph Nourse and his family. Nourse was the first register of the treasury, serving America’s first six presidents in that capacity.

The Dumbarton House collection includes furnishings, documents, and other artifacts that help tell the story of life in the new capital of the burgeoning American republic. Dumbarton House also serves as the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America National Headquarters.

Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street NW
Washington, DC 20007-3071

Open: Tuesday – Sunday 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Closed: Federal holidays


The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Maryland designed by INTEGR8 Marketing LLC