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Dolley Day at Dumbarton House: War of 1812 Commemoration

Dumbarton House

Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Join us for an extra-special Dolley Day!


On August 24, 1814, as the British marched toward Washington, Dolley was preparing for a party. As the British came closer, Charles Carroll, owner of Dumbarton House and close friend of the President and Dolley Madison, sent his carriage to the White House to bring Dolley to safety. During her flight, Dolley stopped at Dumbarton House on her way to Virginia.



Celebrate this special day at Dumbarton House with an afternoon of fun and festivities! Make your own ice cream, sample "Dolley" cake and learn period games with Dolley herself!



Sunday, August 24th, 2014

1-4 PM: stop in for an hour, or three!

The event is free!


The Museum will also be open for self-guided touring



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Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20007

Sunday, August 24, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

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Dumbarton House

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 (, 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.

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