We regret to inform you that this program has been cancelled. Please check back again for other upcoming events at Dumbarton House.
Cool down with a sweet treat!
Join us for our
End-of-Summer Ice Cream Sunday
at Dumbarton House
Sunday, August 18, 2013
1 o'clock in the afternoon
$8 per Child or Adult
Free for NSCDA and Dumbarton House Members - call or email to register
On August 24, 1814, First Lady Dolley Madison fled the White House as British Troops advanced upon Washington, D.C. Her flight brought her to Dumbarton House, at the time the home of Charles Carroll of Bellevue.
Join us to commemorate Dolley's flight to Dumbarton House. Guests will make their own ice cream, which Dolley help popularize in America, and sample an ice cream flavor popular during the federal period. End your visit with a tour of Dumbarton House to learn about the history of early Georgetown and the Federal City.
Ice cream-making will be available fom 1-2pm. A guided tour of the home will commence at 2:15pm or you may take a self-guided tour at any time. Historic lawn games will be also be available throughout the day for children and the young at heart.
Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street, NW in Georgetown. Parking lot located at the corner of 27th and Q Streets, behind Dumbarton House. Additional street parking available.
Questions about this program? Contact Kanani Hoopai at 202-337-2288 or education@DumbartonHouse.org.
When & Where
Dumbarton House is a Federal period historic house museum, ca. 1800, whose historic structure and collection are preserved to educate the public about life in Washington, DC, during the early years of the Republic. The museum features a significant, extensive collection of Federal-era decorative arts, paintings and furniture, and is the only fully-furnished Federal house museum open to the public in Washington. Dumbarton House serves as the headquarters for The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (www.nscda.org), a women’s organization that actively promotes our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects. The life and times of Dumbarton House’s first resident (1804-1813), Joseph Nourse, is the interpretive focus; Nourse served as first Register of the U.S. Treasury under six U.S. presidents and is known as “America’s First Civil Servant.” Dumbarton House is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The museum hosts a variety of public events and programs. www.DumbartonHouse.org