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Washington, D.C. Tour: Dupont

The quirky and the classic co-mingle in this vibrant neighborhood that suits myriad tastes and lifestyles.

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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Unknown
Length: 2.6 miles
Duration: Unknown

Overview :  More than a century ago, Dupont was the “It” address of Washington’s socialites, scions and politicians, including a newspaper heiress... more »

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The city's first museum of modern art is its richest, with a fine collection of paintings from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries showcased in the Dupont Circle mansion of its founder, steel heir Duncan Phillips. The permanent holdings, including works by Picasso, van Gogh, Cézanne, Degas, Rodin, Rothko, and O'Keeffe, were largely acquired by... More

The Brewmaster’s Castle, open for guided tours, captures the elegance and opulence of the Gilded Age. However, the 31-room home of German brewer Christian Heurich was also ahead of its era with indoor plumbing and a pneumatic communications system, among other innovations.

1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW
Washington, D.C., 20036
United States
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3. Tabletop

Located in Dupont Circle, Tabletop is a housewares and lifestyle store. Founded by three friends and opened in 2003, the store carries a collection of modern housewares, such as furniture, mirrors, wall décor, barware, and food and drink books. The store also carries handbags, jewelry, and accessories, as well as kids’ toys and room décor.... More

4. Bier Baron Tavern

Beer is king at this upstairs-downstairs bar. The assortment of brews is epic, with more than 500 types of bottled beer from around the world and 50 different drafts on tap. To be sure, the drink menu itself is longer than a Raymond Carver short story.

1523 22nd St. NW
Washington, D.C., 20008
United States

(202) 293-1888

The mansion, designed by U.S. Capitol architect Edward Clark, is a study in eclecticism and eccentricity. The museum collection can only be described as pack rat with a trust fund, and its tours are equally wild and unconventional. For example, search for 32 hidden portals in 100-plus rooms on the Secret Door Treasure Hunt, wade through 20,000... More

The Hotel Tabard Inn is located five blocks from the White House in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. The hotel, opened in 1922 by Marie Willoughby Rogers, is made up of three 19th-century townhouses and boasts 40 individually decorated guest rooms. Each room has period décor, including artwork, rugs, and furnishings, as well as wireless Internet,... More

Located in Dupont Circle, Komi is a unique dining experience without menus. Instead, diners get a multi-course diner, ranging from 18 to 22 courses, for $135 per person. (An optional wine pairing is available for an additional charge.) Past dishes served have included such dishes as a half smoke sausage served on a bun with ramp relish and scallop... More

8. Cocova

The snug shop sells artisanal confections from all over the map, including designer bonbons from Arlington, Virginia, and pure cocoa bars from Madagascar. The purveyor of treats also hands out samples, holds a free monthly tasting and runs workshops (for a fee), such as truffle-making and a “beginner palate” class.

904 18th St. NW
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