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The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its 49th Annual House Tour on 

Sunday, October 16 from 12 PM to 5 PM. 



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This year will feature the Northwest section. Topographically, the northwestern edge of the Dupont Circle neighborhood lies at the foot of the Wicomico-Sunderland Escarpment, part of the Atlantic Seaboard fall line, the outer boundary of the original L'Enfant City. In fact, Florida Avenue, which forms the spine of this year's tour, was originally named Boundary Street. Tourgoers will begin in the lowlands of P Street among grand townhouses and rise to the Florida Ave rim where unique buildings featuring panoramic views will be open to the tour – the American Geophysical Union and the new Hepburn Apartments adjacent to the Hilton.

 

Along the way, tourgoers can take in the unexpected charms of condos in a chateau-style mansion once gutted by fire but now restored to a variety of tastes, a "mouse house" as well as a carriage house turned art gallery, and DC’s own Spanish Steps. The always lavish Afternoon Tea, included in admission, will be served at the historic Friends Meeting House, on the terrace overlooking Florida Avenue. Should this short walk in the Kalorama Kush prove arduous, ticket-holders can hail one of the tour's free pedicabs.  


Additional Information:


The Dupont Circle House Tour is a self-guided tour. Ticket holders receive a booklet with descriptions of all sites and a route map upon check-in.


Check-in is at the Dupont Circle Resource Center, located one block south of the Dupont Metro Q Street exit. Tourgoers may check in beginning at 11 am on Sunday. Sites open at noon. Tea is from 2- 4:30


Most sights are historic private homes with multiple flights of stairs and are not handicapped accessible. 

High heels, strollers and pets are not permitted. 


Proceeds from the Tour go towards local activities such as sponsorship of 17th Street Festival, and to support charitable institutions benefiting the entire Dupont Circle community such as Charlie’s Place (homeless), Dupont Circle Village (seniors), and Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets (economic revitalization). DCCA makes grants available to neighborhood schools for library books and equipment, as well as to special projects for local institutions like the Heurich House Museum garden and Keegan Theatre lobby renovation. DCCA also allocates funds each year to maintain public parks and street trees throughout the Dupont area.  Members volunteer their labor in support of those efforts.  House Tour alone requires more than 200 volunteers. 




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Founded in 1922 in a townhouse at 1767 P Street, to promote and protect the interests of the residents, the Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) is the premier civic and residential organization in the Dupont Circle area.

DCCA brings neighbors, including residents, businesses and non-profit organizations, together to improve the quality of life in an active and diverse urban neighborhood. It holds membership meetings 9 times each year, which are open to the public, runs the Dupont Circle House Tour, resolves neighborhood issues through its committees, donates to local causes, and incubates innovative projects.


Dupont Circle Citizens Association | 9 Dupont Circle, NW | Washington, DC 20036

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