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FREE Jane Austen Outdoor Film Series 2014

Dumbarton House

Weekly Event - Every 2 weeks - Every Wednesday: 8:30 PM to 11:30 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

FREE Jane Austen Outdoor Film Series 2014

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Jane Austen Film Festival

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a historic city in possession of a large Federal period house with ample grounds must be in want of an outdoor film festival." 

You are cordially invited to settle on the north garden lawn of Georgetown's DUMBARTON HOUSE for one or all films during our third outdoor summer evening film fest! 

*Please note: in the past, this event has required pre-registrations. This year, no registration is required to attend. Doors open to Museum Members at 7:00 pm (memberships available online or at the door). Doors open to the public at 7:30 pm. Due to our site capacity, admission will be first-come, first-served. If you would like to make a donation to Dumbarton House, please use the form above (donations do not guarantee admission).*  

Screening Schedule: 

July 9th   Emma (1996) *rescheduled to July 16th due to inclement weather.

July 23rd Sense & Sensibility (1995)  *rescheduled to July 30th due to inclement weather.

August 6th Pride & Prejudice (2005) DC Slices Food Truck will be on site.

Rain dates are July 16th, July 30th, and August 13th. Doors open to Museum Members at 7:00pm (Memberships available online or at the door), and to the public at 7:30 pm on a first-come, first-served basis. All films will begin at sundown (around 8:30 pm). 

Dumbarton House is located in Georgetown at 2715 Q Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007. Metrorail: Red Line, DuPont Circle.  For additional information, or call 202-337-2288.

The Do’s of the Jane Austen Film Festival

  • DO enter only at the front gate at 2715 Q Street (and DO make sure you haven’t mixed us up with Dumbarton Oaks!)
  • DO come early. Grounds will open to Museum Members at 7:00 pm, and then to the public at 7:30 pm*. The film will start at sunset, approximately 8:30pm.
  • DO understand that our lawn and site space is limited by occupancy restrictions, which is why admission is on a first-come, first-served basis
  • DO bring your own blanket. If you prefer a lawn chair, it must be set up in the back.
  • DO plan on purchasing the available concessions. Outside food/drink is discouraged
  • DO respect the other guests. Smoking on Dumbarton House grounds during the event is prohibited.
  • DO leave your dog and other animals at home.
  • DO leave our grounds within 30 minutes after the end of the film.
  • DO come back and visit us! The museum will not be open during the event, but please come back for a tour Tue-Sun, 11am-3pm (admission $5)!



1812logoWhy Jane Austen at Dumbarton House? Austen was writing and publishing these three timeless, engaging novels during a time of great tumult between the United States and Great Britain: The War of 1812, which started to brew in 1811 (Emma), heat up in 1813 (Pride & Prejudice), climax in 1815 (Sense & Sensibility), and ended in early 1816. Dumbarton House's primary owners, the Nourse Family, were in residence 1804-1813, and second resident Charles Carroll played first host to First Lady Dolley Madison at Dumbarton House on August 24, 1814, in her hurried departure from the White House as the British approached to burn it.

Questions?  202-337-2288 OR

Photo Courtesy of Pablo Pimienta

Have questions about FREE Jane Austen Outdoor Film Series 2014? Contact Dumbarton House


Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007


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, 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 (, 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.

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