Things to do in Dupont Circle

Top 10 Things to Do in Dupont Circle, Washington DC

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  • Kaylynn M
    27 contributions
    I think we were expecting a lot more on the history of the magazine and what we found was a paid for exhibit for Egypt that we didn't actually go in and see and then a lobby display and hall way of old magazine covers that were free. We looked through those which we found interesting and headed back out to do other things.
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • Janye N
    7 contributions
    Great museum in an old mansion. The art was an interesting mix and the building itself was captivating. Very friendly staff. Not overwhelming.
    Written 27 September 2022
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  • Moose Lake Doodle
    Nashotah, WI120 contributions
    A wonderful museum to stop in and tour while exploring the Embassy Row area. There was an exhibition about medical care and practices treating military soldiers during the Revolutionary War-very interesting! The exhibitions change periodically. No dogs allowed and masks are required during the free tour. The space is available for weddings, too-what a fantastic venue!
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • LongIslandTraveler92
    East Northport, NY101 contributions
    Super convenient!! We arrived in Union Station on Amtrak and had planned to Uber to our hotel near the convention center but I found this via Google Maps. Great discovery. Runs every ten minutes. Currently FREE (only $1 outside COVID times). We rode on the Union Station - Georgetown line. Bus was clean and not too crowded. Also rode bus back from Georgetown U. Experience was significantly less pleasant that time around. Was very crowded including a lot of folks who appeared homeless. Bus ran on time and provided good service nonetheless. Mask required (and recommended!!).
    Written 29 August 2021
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  • Brendan S
    Arlington, VA1,319 contributions
    The House of the Temple is the headquarters of a branch of the Freemasons. It is open for free public tours for very limited hours during the week. The hour-long tour is pretty thorough - not what you would expect from a "secret society." It takes you to the impressive "throne room"-style meeting rooms and into the libraries and small museum space, which have many old Mason artifacts. The regular guide was absent on the day I was there, and I think I would have learned more about the building and the Masons from that guide, but the substitute definitely covered the highlights and was well-informed.
    Written 31 December 2019
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  • Chris D
    Athens, GA45 contributions
    Great neighborhood. Lots of restaurants, bars, and places to stay in the area. It can get a little sketchy over the weekends in the actual circle, but we never felt unsafe at any point. Very close to the metro as well.
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • Hans-Olof H
    Stockholm, Sweden835 contributions
    This beautiful Cathedral is unfortunately squeezed in between some residential buildings. The interior is even more beautiful than the exterior. It is a Romanesque building built about seven hundred years after this style became out of style in Europa. Still, it is very attractive and have an almost Byzantine style with a lot of mosaics. Especially a mosaic of St Francis of Assisi over an entire wall is breath-taking. This Cathedral of St Matthews the Apostle is not highly regarded in guidebooks. I cannot understand this, it is well worth a visit.
    Written 10 August 2022
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  • JenniferLynn
    Chicago501 contributions
    We were looking for unique tours while in DC last weekend and fortunately found this one. We got tickets ahead of time and one thing to note is the $10 suggested donation / person. Personally, seeing as it was "suggested", we didn't donate when we initially booked. Since it was suggested, I wanted to do the donation after the tour - based on the experience. You don't quite get that luxury b/c they call you out at the beginning of the tour and "encourage/urge" you to donate right away.

    When you first get to the house - you wait outside for the next tour. There is no waiting inside. A foursome missed the 11:30 am tour by five minutes and could not join "late". There was only 1 tour guide and she starts the tour in the back of the house - so if you're waiting in the front, she'll never see you. So - be on time!

    Even after all that - I really enjoyed the tour. It ended up being over an hour and you really got to see most of the house. Even though the furnishings are from that time, I thought it was preserved very well, and our guide was very thorough in her descriptions.

    I would recommend the tour to others.
    Written 28 February 2020
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  • Eugenia G
    Ellicott City, MD4 contributions
    This is a very interesting house with a history that is not known by many of the people who visit. All of the rooms are beautiful and I learn a lot that I did not know about the history of my new country!
    Written 9 December 2019
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    A Beautiful Church - Church of the Presidents

    I have visited St John’s Episcopal Church many times, as we often stay in that neighborhood.

    On this March visit, we were just across the street, at the Hay-Adams Hotel, and I was glad that I visited again.

    Besides being lovely, it is very historic, and worth the look around, regardless of one’s religion. Even though I am Jewish, and my wife a Catholic, this is a great church to visit.

    Besides the unique history, it is lovely, and intimate, and well-worth the half-hour to explore

    Unfortunately, I had no idea that rioters would set fire to this beautiful church, not too long after I visited it.
    Written 16 October 2020
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  • NewOrleansfirstgal
    Metairie, LA617 contributions
    The day we visited there was a wonderful exhibit of the Queens of Egypt. It was a wonderful exhibit and the grandchildren loved doing the scavenger hunt that was offered. The museum was beautifully layed out the exhibits were well defined and explained. I am so happy we went. I don't know how long this particular exhibit will be there but I would check to see what was there when you visit DC. It is a small uncrowded museum.
    Written 15 September 2019
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  • Daniel L
    Apex, NC363 contributions
    It's just your average public square, has the statue in the center and some information around it, alongside some benches and green space.

    Like all public places in DC during the COVID era, there are some homeless hanging around in the square, however this issue seems to plague Farragut less than the rest of the city. The people are fairly harmless and shouldn't pose much worry anyways.

    Location is in a nice spot in the CBD near the West Side, so you will most likely come across it walking around the city near the National Mall.
    Written 23 May 2021
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  • Tea_Brew
    3 contributions
    The tour guide was a fellow who began talking about his organization with falsehoods and some downright lies about the origins and timelines. When I asked him to clarify, he asked demanded more information about where I live and where I work.
    The experience was very unnerving and scary.
    Written 30 January 2019
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  • GeeJAre
    Westfield, NJ261 contributions
    Outstanding professional quality theater in an intense, intimate environment. A true hidden gem close to Dupont Circle. Extremely reasonable priced tickets. We saw Keegan’s production of Boy and the set, production, and actors were better than anything we’ve seen on Broadway!!! Well done! We can’t wait for the next Keegan production.
    Written 16 February 2020
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  • Chris D
    Athens, GA45 contributions
    A pleasant find while walking Embassy Row. The statue is in a small park area in front of the Indian Embassy. It shows Ghandi in his famous sandals and light wrap with his walking stick. It is a fitting tribute to a man who did such great things through nonviolence.
    Written 2 May 2022
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