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Sunday Georgetown Architecture Tours

August 7, 2018

Established fifty years before Washington DC, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. Explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale. DC Design Tours has organized Sunday tours through the fall.


Sights include:

  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
  • Old Stone House
  • Laird-Dunlop House
  • Newton D. Baker House
  • Miss Lydia's English Seminary School for Girls
  • Grafton Tyler Double House
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Yellow Tavern
  • Pomander Walk
  • Volta Laboratory
  • Georgetown Preparatory School
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgetown Car Barn
  • Cady's Alley
  • Georgetown Waterfront

This tour meets outside the coffee shop Baked and Wired at 1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW. The tour takes 2-2.5 hours and covers approximately 2 miles, ending at the Georgetown Waterfront.


Purchase tickets here.

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7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival

June 21, 2018

Dumbarton House invites you to the 7th Annual Jane Austen Film Festival Wednesdays from July 11th through August 1st 2018.

Tickets are $6 per film or $20 for all four films. Purchase tickets here. Become a museum member and get in for free, plus have early entry.


*Highly recommend to buy tickets in advance as this event regularly sells out*


Showings begin at 7:00 pm and end at 11:00 pm:

Love and Friendship (2016): July 11th
Sense & Sensibility (1995): July 18th
Emma (1996): July 25th
Pride & Prejudice (2005): August 1st


Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.

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Summer Housewarming at The Phillips Collection June 21

June 5, 2018

Celebrate June 21st on 21st Street as The Phillips Collection open the doors to the original Phillips House galleries with music, drinks, and art activities. The event is from 6:00 to 10:00 pm.

Create paint chip crafts, explore the house with a scavenger hunt, write letters to friends and family on Phillips-inspired postcards, and hop on a tour to learn the history of Duncan Phillips’s beloved 1897 family home.

Kick off summer with delicious barbecue for purchase from Old Smokey Bar-B-Que. Live jazz curated by Marshall Keys fills the Music Room throughout the evening. 

My Sister’s Place Donation Drive

Help spread the warmth to more homes. Bring one or more items from the list below to receive a Phillips swag bag (while supplies last).



•             Eucerin lotion 

•             Giftcards to grocery stores

•             Tampons and pads

•             Diva Cups

•             Diapers

•             Fullsize toiletries (must be new)

•             Washcloths (must be new)

•             Towels (must be new)

•             Blankets (must be new)


The Phillips Collection is located at1600 21st Street NW.

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