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Dumbarton Oaks, Washington D.C.: 2 reviews and 10 photos

  The Dumbarton Mansion
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Dumbarton Oaks has an early 19th century mansion that was acquired by the Bliss family, and later deeded to Harvard University. It is still owned and administered by the university. Its libraries are still used for historical research. The mansion is surrounded by some of the best private gardens in the Washington area.

In 1944, representatives of the US, Russia, and China met and negotiated the Dumbarton Oaks Proposals. These later formed the basis of the UN Charter.

The mansion and libraries are undergoing restoration, and will not be open to the public until 2007. But the gardens alone make it worth the visit.

Address: 1703 32nd St NW, Washington DC 20007
Directions: Located at 32nd and R Streets, one block east of Wisconsin Avenue.
othercontact: Fax 202-339-6419
Phone: 202-339-6401
Website: http://www.doaks.org/

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  • Written Sep 6, 2006
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