Que Street NW between 27 and 28, “Bellevue” Rittenhouse home, built about 1750, was the home of Joseph Nourse and Washington was a frequent guest here.
Dumbarton Oaks, 1703 32nd St NW, ☎ +1 202 339-6401, . Museum: Tu-Su 2PM-5PM, Gardens: Tu-Su 2PM-6PM (15 Mar-31 Oct), Tu-Su 2PM-5PM (1 Nov-14 Mar). Most famous for its role in 1944, when world leaders convened here to draw up the United Nations charter. But that's not why you should come. The extensive gardens are the biggest draw; they are extraordinarily beautiful—almost palatial—and peaceful, uncrowded. The best time to come is a Spring weekday, when the gardens are practically empty, and the trees are budding with bright pinks and purples. The mansion, built in 1800 for John Calhoun (one of the most powerful senators in American history), houses an extraordinary collection of pre-Columbian and Byzantine art. And rest assured a stroll around the mansion would be worthwhile even without the exhibits. Don't thank Sen. Calhoun for all this though; he was rather a boor. The second owners, the Blisses, a wealthy couple from the U.S. Foreign Service, are responsible for the magnificent landscaping and collections. If you are up for a little homework, look for Stravinsky's Dumbarton Oaks Concerto, commissioned by Mrs. Bliss for their 30th wedding anniversary. Museum: free, Gardens: $10 for adults, $8 for seniors 60+, $5 for students, and children under 13; free for everyone in the winter (November 1 through March 14, open 2PM-5PM).
Dumbarton House 2715 Q Street NW is a Federal style house located in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.. It was completed around 1800. Its first occupant was Joseph Nourse, the first Register of the Treasury.
Tudor Place House and Garden. 1644 31st Street, NW. One of America’s first National Historic Landmarks, it was built by a granddaughter of Martha Washington and a son of Robert Peter, a prominent Scottish-born merchant and landowner and Georgetown’s first mayor.
Mitchell Park S & 23rd Street Northwest
Francis Swimming Pool 2435 N St NW
Walking Tours in Washington D.C., Follow these 24 expert designed self-guided walking tours to explore the city on foot at your own pace. These city walks can also be found in the iOS app "Washington D.C. Map and Walks" on iTunes and the Android app "Washington D.C. Map and Walks" on Google Play.