The Dupont Circle Citizens Association will hold its 50th Annual House Tour on 

Sunday, October 15 from 12 PM to 5 PM. 


This year will feature the 16th Street historic district. In celebration of the Dupont Circle House Tour’s 50th anniversary, tourgoers will explore the 16th Street corridor’s varied architectural buildings ranging from three- and four-story rowhouses and apartment buildings, to Embassies, institutional buildings, and churches. 

As one of the most important numbered streets in the Capital City, the 16th Street Historic District stretches from Scott Circle to Florida Avenue. This stretch of 16th Street represents one of the best-preserved and visually interesting late-19th-early 20th-century streetscapes in DC. The imaginative, varied facades of these buildings create a rhythmic streetscape and a continuous visual experience seldom so well preserved in the District of Columbia.

Tourgoers will enjoy a lavish afternoon tea at the Temple of the Scottish Rite. Designed by John Russell Pope and constructed between 1911 and 1915, the temple was modeled after the tomb of King Mausolus at Halicarnassus. 

16th Street is a major element in Pierre L’Enfant’s plan for the city. The Washington meridian, a prime meridian once used in the United States, follows this street Early in the city's history, many foreign countries opened their embassies on 16th Street because of its proximity to the White House. Many religious denominations followed with churches, earning the street the nickname "Church Row."

The integration of scale, proportion and use add to the 16th Street historic district's strong sense of place, which is reinforced by the architectural quality of its buildings. Architectural styles include Italianate, Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque, and many styles of the Beaux Arts.

We will be updating this website and our social media with updates on the tour. Please click here to get the latest tour updates as they become available. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where we will be posting regular updates and detailed information for tour-goers.


2017 Dupont Circle House Tour Tickets


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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