Dupont Circle Photos

  • 01 of 09

    A Photo Gallery of the Washington, DC Neighborhood

    ••• Dupont Circle. Photo © Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    The Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC has some of the city's finest museums, historic homes and foreign embassies as well as a variety of ethnic restaurants, bookstores, and private art galleries. The circle itself is a park and one of the prime green spaces in the heart of the nation's capital. It is popular place for people to gather to enjoy fresh air on a nice day.

    Enjoy these photos of the Dupont Circle area and get a glimpse of the key attractions in this cosmopolitan neighborhood.

    Continue to 2 of 9 below.
  • 02 of 09

    The Dupont Circle Fountain

    ••• Fountain at Dupont Circle. Photo &copy Rachel Cooper, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In the center of Dupont Circle is a fountain designed by Daniel Chester French and architect Henry Bacon, the co-creators of the Lincoln Memorial. The fountain features carvings of three classical figures symbolizing the sea, the stars and the wind.

     

    Continue to 3 of 9 below.
  • 03 of 09

    Historic Mansions in Dupont Circle

    Dupont Circle Mansion
    ••• Dupont Circle Mansion. © John Lovette/Getty Images

    During the late 1800s, many mansions were built  in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, DC.  The architecture in the area ranges from Beaux-Arts to Queen Anne and more. The Historic District is roughly bounded by Rhode Island Avenue, NW; M and N Sts., NW, on the south; Florida Avenue, NW, on the west; Swann St., NW, on the north; and the 16th Street Historic District on the east. 

    Continue to 4 of 9 below.
  • 04 of 09

    Phillips Collection

    ••• Phillips Collection. Photo © Phillips Collection

    The Phillips Collection is a small modern art museum located in the Dupont Circle neighborhood  at 1600 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC.  The museum features a collection of nearly 2,500 works by American and European impressionist and modern artists.

     

    Continue to 5 of 9 below.
  • 05 of 09

    Embassy Row and Other Embassies

    Embassy Row
    ••• Embassy Row. © Buyenlarge/Getty Images

    Many historic mansions and row homes in the Dupont Circle area are now used as foreign embassies. Embassy Row refers to a part of the city where many of the embassies are located, along Massachusetts Avenue extending toward the National Cathedral. See a map and learn more about Embassy Row. 

    Continue to 6 of 9 below.
  • 06 of 09

    National Georgraphic Explorers Hall

    ••• National Georgraphic Explorers Hall. Photo &copy Heather Hoffman, National Geographic Society

    Located at National Geographic's Washington, DC headquarters at 17th and M Streets near Dupont Circle, the museum exhibits past and current expeditions, adventures, and scientific research. The National Geographic Museum hosts special programs throughout the year that include films, lectures, concerts and family events.

    Continue to 7 of 9 below.
  • 07 of 09

    Woodrow Wilson House

    Woodrow Wilson House
    ••• Woodrow Wilson House. © Rachel Cooper

    Woodrow Wilson House is Washington's only presidential museum. It was the final home of our 28th President. Furnished as it was in Wilson's time, the 1915 Georgian Revival home near Dupont Circle ( at 2340 S St. NW Washington DC)  is a living textbook of modern American life in the 1920s. 

    Continue to 8 of 9 below.
  • 08 of 09

    Dupont Circle Apartments

    McCormack Apartments
    ••• McCormack Apartments. © Buyenlarge/Getty Images

    Many historic properties in the Dupont Circle neighborhood have been converted to apartment buildings and are a prime location for urban living. 

    Continue to 9 of 9 below.
  • 09 of 09