Named after Civil War naval hero, Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont, Dupont Circle is one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan DC neighbourhood. If you’re not sure where to begin, follow Cultural Tourism DC’s Insider’s Insights tour of the neighbourhood with the Art on Call boxes formerly abandoned police and fire call boxes restored as community art which tell you the story of the area. Along the way you will find some of the city’s finest museums and historic homes as well as ethnic restaurants, embassies, and Washington’s largest concentration of private art galleries.
The points of interest of Dupont Circle include:
- The Heurich House, also known as the “Brewmaster’s Castle” which was the first Brew house in DC
- The Woodrow Wilson House, DC’s only presidential residence.
- The Textile Museum, a fascinating collection of textile artefacts
- The Phillips collection Museum, one of the best private art collection of Washington DC
- The National Geographic Museum
Tip: stop by the neighbourhood farmer’s market on Sunday for fresh local produce and cooking demonstrations by local chefs. Try the chocolate almond croissant from Bonaparte’s pastries!
Enjoy your visit! Jonathan
Washington DC Bed and Breakfast accommodations. We are centrally located, 10 minutes walk to DuPont Circle metro/subway, 1 mile north west of White House.