Walking Tour - "Mr. Nourse's Neighborhood: Georgetown c. 1800"
Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for this delightful meander through Georgetown’s “East Village” streets, circa 1800, the way Joseph Nourse – first resident of Dumbarton House – also first register of the U.S. Treasury who served under six different U.S. presidents -- would have viewed his neighborhood on the heights of Georgetown from his “Belle Vue” home (aka Dumbarton House) atop Cedar hill. 60 minutes. Comfy walking shoes a must! $10 per walker (age 3 and under free). No pets, please.
$10 per person (ages 3 and under free).
Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the garden gates)
- Tour starts at 1:00pm sharp
- Rain or shine
- 1 hour tour
- Cash or check only (or prepaid)
- 3 years and younger are free, must be in a stroller
- No pets allowed
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
- No reservation required (cash or check only at door), but [pre-paid reservations welcome
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, D.C, during the early years of the Republic. The museum features an 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 of 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 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 Association of Museums. The museum hosts a variety of public events and programs, as well as private rental events. www.DumbartonHouse.org