01 September 2018

A Visit to Trumpistan: Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks is a 19th-century mansion in Georgetown. It was one of the points of interest that we have checked out when we opted to visit the neighbourhood. I've been to Georgetown a decade ago, but there were nevertheless areas that I haven't checked out, such as this mansion museum.

The museum features artworks from pre-Columbian and Byzantine periods. It's not the most coherent collection, perhaps, but I suppose it works. It also has a music room that has a very elaborately painted ceiling. In 1944, this room actually was the setting for the decision to create the United Nations.

I must say I have been to other museums that are more eye-catching and breath-taking. But if you're in the area, then this is worth checking out. The collections are free, but you have to pay to enter the gardens.


  1. It's usually the opposite--you pay to see the collections, but entering the grounds and walking around the gardens is free!

    1. Zhu,

      I never really realised that until you said so, yes! Somehow the garden is quite special for this one, hence the interesting setup.