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Walking Tour - "Mr. Nourse's Neighborhood: Georgetown c. 1800"
Join Dwane Starlin, member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, for this delightful meander through Georgetown’s “East Village” streets, circa 1800, the way Joseph Nourse – first resident of Dumbarton House – also first register of the U.S. Treasury who served under six different U.S. presidents -- would have viewed his neighborhood on the heights of Georgetown from his “Belle Vue” home (aka Dumbarton House) atop Cedar hill. 60 minutes. Comfy walking shoes a must! $10 per walker (age 3 and under free). No pets, please.
$10 per person (ages 3 and under free).
Meet at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW (by the garden gates)
* Tour starts at 1:00pm sharp
* Rain or shine
* 1 hour tour
* Cash or check only (or prepaid)
* 3 years and younger are free, must be in a stroller
* No pets allowed
* Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
* No reservation required (cash or check only at door), but [pre-paid reservations welcome
More About Dumbarton House
Built around 1800, Dumbarton House is a prime example of Federal Period architecture in the United States. This was the house of Joseph Nourse, who was the first register of the U.S. Treasury, and his wife Maria between 1804 and 1813. Charles Carroll was the next owner and a cousin of the signer of the Declaration of Independence. The property was purchased in 1928 by the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America.
After undergoing a restoration, the house was made into a museum that is open to the public. Visitors can view the Federal Period architecture, decorative arts, furniture and a view of Georgetown during the nation's earliest days. The house is accredited by the American Association of Museums.