Love history, but also cocktails and food? The Dumbarton House Museum in the historic Georgetown neighborhood has got you covered with a special event that will allow you to taste period food and drink while exploring their private collections.

The History Bites: Historic Cocktails and Food event will be happening this Sunday, February 25 at the Dumbarton House Museum in Georgetown. WHERE: Dumbarton House Museum | 2715 Q Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20007 WHEN: Sunday, February 25, 2018 | 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. COST: General admission -- $40 per person + $3.19 processing fee. | Museum members -- $35 per person + $2.91 processing fee | Purchase tickets here. DETAILS: The Dumbarton House Museum is located in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown. It serves as national headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, whose mission is to:
“inspire a true spirit of patriotism and a genuine love of country, promote interest in the stories surrounding our Colonial origins, and invite all people to honor the wisdom and valor of those whose sacrifices and achievements gave birth to our nation.”
The house was constructed in the late 1700s and is currently adorned to represent life and style in the 19th century. The museum hosts a variety of collections from the era.
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During the History Bites event, you’ll have the opportunity to tour the private collections with a knowledgeable guide and learn about the colonial period on both a national and a local scale. Georgetown is the oldest neighborhood in the city of Washington, D.C., and the Dumbarton House is a beautiful representation of the city’s rich history. The focus of History Bites is of course the food and drinks. While walking around the museum you’ll be served
“foods and cocktails designed to enhance your understanding of how people would have dined while living in this historic mansion.”
Recipe cards and tasting notes will be provided for everything, and the guide will discuss in detail the customs, rituals, and habits of the Federal Period.
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You can learn more about the event here. You can also read up on the Dumbarton House on their website here. Have you visited the Dumbarton House Museum before or done a History Bites event around town? Let us know what you thought in the comments below!

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