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Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan Neighborhood Tour

Sundays, Mondays, Now - June 28, 2021
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Venture into some of Washington's most diverse residential areas in this off the beaten path tour of the Columbia Heights and Adams Morgan neighborhoods. From DC socialites to civil rights activists, Northwest Washington has been host to castles, embassies, temples, protests, and almost the Lincoln Memorial! Learn about this ever-changing off the beaten path area of the real District. Sights we discuss include: 

  • Meridian Hill Park
  • The Envoy 
  • Josephine Butler Parks Center
  • Dorchester House
  • The Pink Palace
  • Warder Mansion
  • Spanish Cultural Center
  • Mexican Cultural Institute
  • Scottish Rite of the District of Columbia
  • Unification Church
  • Former Ontario Theater
  • Lanier Firehouse
  • Walter Pierce Park
  • Former Site of Knickerbocker Theater
  • Adams Morgan Main Street

Our tour begins in Meridian Hill Park, one of Washington's best urban oases. We'll uncover little known memorials, wind through back paths, and discuss the visionary woman who envisioned a diplomatic paradise in the heights of Washington. We'll see the only female equestrian statue in the city and might even catch a drum circle. After leaving Meridian Hill Park, we'll stroll up 16th Street, the "spine" of the District, to have a look at historic mansions, embassies, apartment homes, churches, and even a Masonic temple. Turning west toward Adams Morgan, we'll take a short detour into charming Lanier Heights to see the cutest fire station around. Finally we'll head down 18th street, to the beating heart of Adams Morgan and Northwest Washington.

This tour meets at the bottom of the fountain in Meridian Hill Park near the intersection of 16th St and W St. The tour takes about 2 hours and covers approximately 2 miles.

Event Location

Columbia Heights & Adams Morgan
Meridian Hill Park\r\n2400 15th st NW,
Washington, DC 20008
DC Metro Area


(240) 229-6795 or dcdesigntours () gmail ! com

Admission: $35 per person


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