Dumbarton House

The mission of Dumbarton House, the national headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America (NSCDA), is to support the NSCDA Corporate Societies and their members; to maintain an historic museum property, which serves as a resource for the NSCDA nationally; and to contribute to the cultural life of the surrounding community. Through the interpretation of its historic site and collections, the Dumbarton House Museum promotes the understanding of historic preservation and of the early history of our nation, so that the lives and ideals of early Americans inspire current and future generations. View more information on their Member Feature Page

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Programs taking place October through December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on September 9th.

Capital Quest
Presented by: Dumbarton House

Students become history detectives on this quest through Washington D.C.’s past. By spying for clues, examining primary sources, and strengthening map skills, students will uncover the rich history of the nation’s capital. Discover why Washington D.C. was chosen as the capital city and explore the lives and ideals of early Americans who shaped the nation. In addition to an interactive tour, the program includes a craft activity and a period snack of tea and cookies. 
Dates: 10/8/19, 10/10/19, 10/24/19, 10/29/19, 11/12/19, 11/14/19,
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: Dumbarton House, 2715 Q Street NW, Washington, DC 20007
Content: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Arts
Learning Standards: For learning standards, click here
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Ticket capacity: 40 per date
Supplementary Materials: Pre and Post Activities, Teacher Resource Packet


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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.