Dupont Circle Walking Tour - Washington D. C.

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Dupont Circle neighborhood near Metrorail station
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

See one of D.C.'s most vibrant and historic neighborhoods. The two-hour walking tour of Washington's "Dupont Row" is a feast of architectural splendor, charming side streets, and one of the best people-watching spots in the city. 

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Named for a scion of the prominent Delaware family, Dupont Circle evolved from a hardscrabble wilderness to become Washingtons most fashionable address at the close of the nineteenth-century. Today it is one of D.C.s most vibrant neighborhoods (Kramer Books stays open 24 hours a day on the weekend.) It also plays a central role in any history of Washingtons LGBTQ community. Mansions and elegant row houses from the early 1900s remain, many serving as single family residences; others functioning as museums, bed and breakfasts, embassies, or non-profit organizations.

Well start with a look at a brewmasters castle, then its on to Dupont Circle itself, where people watching and chess matches are favorite past times. Nearby is a former luxury apartment building that can claim a direct connection to the National Gallery of Art. A church that rose from the ashes to become a beacon of social activism is next, followed by a block of stunning row houses designed by Thomas Franklin Schneider, one of D.Cs. most prolific architects. Two blocks away he developed the apartment tower that gave rise to the Districts building height limit. The stroll back to the Dupont Circle Metro station travels along Corcoran Street, one of the neighborhood's most charming byways, lined with ginkos trees and restored rowhouses, a few of the latter faced with sculpture created by a former Dupont resident.

Inclusions

  • Walking tour

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately