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44th Annual Dupont Circle House Tour Announced for Sunday, October 16

This year’s Dupont Circle Citizens Association (DCCA) house tour follows a meandering route through 12-block area just east and north of Dupont Circle, and provides access to over a dozen wonderful sites, including many turn-of-the-19th century town homes, a two-story condominium, and visits inside the International Student House and the Woman’s NationalDemocratic Club at New Hampshire Avenue and Q Street, NW, which will also be the site of  the traditional tea between 2 and 5 p.m.

Tea site as seen on New Hampshire Avenue. (photo--courtesy DCCA)

In addition to the opportunity to view wonderful homes, the tour will also feature musical performances at many of the sites. A variety of volunteers have generously agreed to showcase their music, creating a wonderfully cultured ambiance as you tour the homes. A sample of the performers you will hear includes classical flutists, contemporary piano soloist, jazz trio, and classical string quartet.

Womens National Democratic Club front parlor. (photo--courtesy DCCA.)

The house tour is DCCA’s major fund-raising event of the year, with proceeds going toward neighborhood activities and charitable contributions to benefit the entire Dupont Circle community, including Historic Dupont Circle Main Streets, Clean Teams for Dupont Circle Park, Ross Elementary School, Charlie’s Place, Whitman Walker Health, Art-on Call, and the 17th Street Arts Festival.

Established in 1922, the association has presented the house tour every year since 1968. DCCA members work together in an all-volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the 14,000 residents of Dupont Circle. First settled 125 years ago, the neighborhood contains major residential areas, foreign embassies, renowned museums.

Submitted for DCCA by: Debbie Schreiber (Pres.), Robin Diener (Past Pres.), Stacey Minott Hardy (House Tour Operations Mgr.).


How and Where to Obtain Tickets

Tickets are available in advance for $30 each online at, and at these local outlets: Axis Salon (1509 Conn. Ave.), Home Rule (1807 14th St.), Java House (1645 Q St.), True Value Hardware (1623 17th St.). Day of the tour will also be available for $35 each on Sunday, the 16th, starting at 12 noon at the Womens national Democratic Club (1526 New Hamp. Ave.) and at the Dupont Circle Farmfresh Market, beginning at 9 a.m. For more information, call DCCA President, Deborah Schreiber at 202-321-8449 or visit

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