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Destination Spotlight: Dumbarton House.
Hi educational travelers!
Today, I bring you a fun post on an unique site that should be visited on any educational tour to Washington, D.C.
An educational trip to Washington, D.C. is a great opportunity for a tour of the Dumbarton House, headquarters of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. It is located at 2715 Q Street, NW in downtown Washington. Dumbarton House is as old as the White House and offers guests a unique opportunity to view one of the finest examples of Federal period architecture (1789-1825) still standing. It also has an impressive furniture and decorative arts collection.
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America strives to inspire a true spirit of patriotism and a genuine love of country. It promotes interest in the stories surrounding our Colonial origins and invites all people to honor the wisdom and valor of those whose sacrifices and achievements gave birth to our nation. Every student tour to Washington, D.C. should see the NSCDA in action at the Dumbarton House.
Educational tours of Washington, D.C. will enjoy standing in the same building where First Lady Dolley Madison sought refuge in August 1814 from attacking British troops who were simultaneously torching the White House to the ground. Dumbarton House was then known as Belle Vue. Restoration began in 1931 and today the museum has a collection of more than a thousand pieces of furniture, paintings, textiles, silver, and ceramics to view on your next student trip to Washington, D.C.
Until next time,