A vibrant Washington, DC neighborhood with a cosmopolitan vibe, Dupont Circle is packed with trendy bistros, bars, restaurants, art galleries, museums, and eclectic bookstores. Walk to Dupont Circle from our hotel to experience the neighborhoods's international restaurants and eclectic shopping, dining and nightlife scene. With its beautiful Victorian architecture, charming cafes, and lavish embassies, Dupont Circle is perfect for exploring on foot. Enjoy people watching in the Circle, browse the Sunday farmer's market for fresh local produce, try the fried clams at Hank's Oyster Bar, sip beers from around the world at the Bier Baron and marvel at the breathtaking art at The Phillips Collection.
DUPONT CIRCLE ATTRACTIONS & Landmarks
The historic Dupont Circle neighborhood is home to famous attractions, landmarks and museums, including the Textile Museum, Woodrow Wilson House, National Geographic Society's Explorers Hall, and The Phillips Collection - the nation's first museum of modern art. Discover beautiful historic homes, such as the Heurich House, also known as the Brewmaster's Castle, Blaine Mansion and the Walsh-McLean House, home of one-time owners of the Hope Diamond. Dupont Circle is also where you will find the country's most important research institutions, including Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the Center for Global Development. Walk down Embassy Row, just north of the circle, to see Washington's foreign embassies along Massachusetts Avenue toward the National Cathedral.
The Cathedral of Saint Mathew the Apostle
Located a few blocks from Dupont Circle, the Cathedral of Saint Mathew is a historic church and the seat of the Archbishop of Washington. As the Mother Church of the Archdiocese, it plays a major role in the Catholic life of the nation's capital, and was the site of the Funeral Mass for President John F. Kennedy on November 25, 1963. The cathedral hosts the annual "Red Mass" on the Sunday before the first Monday in October when the Supreme Court begins its term, attended by the justices, members of Congress, Cabinet, diplomatic corps and even the President.