Christian Heurich House Museum Tours

This distinctive 1892 Victorian home in Dupont Circle, the first fireproof building in the city, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Often referred to as the Brewmaster’s Castle, this ornate concrete and steel fortress was built and owned by the head of the Christian Heurich Brewing Company; this company ran from 1872-1956 and was once the largest employer in D.C.

Christian Heurich, a German immigrant, rose to prominence in D.C. society as a result of his company’s success, and this 31-room mansion was the major showplace of his wealth. State-of-the-art in its day, it features indoor plumbing, heated hot water, and an elevator. Its well-preserved interior is a microcosm of life in a late 19th-century Dupont Circle mansion, which at that time was the “it” address for the city’s rich and famous.

Practical Information

The house is only open to visitors via guided tour, arranged in advance. Only limited street parking is available near the house, but the Metrorail’s Dupont Circle station, serving the Red Line, is just a few blocks away.
Location
Address: 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC 20036, USA
clock-o
Hours: Guided Tours Thu-Friday 11:30am - 1:00pm, Sat 11:30am - 1:00pm & 2:30pm. No children under 10 permitted.
ticket-star
Admission: $5.00
Read More

2 Tours & Activities to Experience

times
icon-filterFilter
Clear all
Select Dates
Sort by:Default

Dupont Circle and Embassy Row Architecture Tour

Explore some of Washington DC’s grandest streets on a 2-hour, small-group walking tour of Dupont Circle and Embassy Row with a local guide. Hear stories about capital city scandals and history as you follow a 2-mile route past Gilded Age mansions, extravagant homes, embassies, and architectural landmarks.
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$40.00 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 2 hours
From
$40.00 USD

NEW TO VIATOR

Dupont Circle - walking tour and lunch

DC can be overwhelming; your walking tour shouldn't be.Our tours are like a stroll while chit-chatting with a knowledgeable friend.Dupont Circle is full of hidden gems -- in just an hour, we'll show you our 5 favorites, including a mansion with 70 secret doors and DC's most fire-proof residence. After the tour, at 1pm, we'll head to a local bar for lunch (everyone takes care of his own bill).Stay as long as you'd like. Sometimes the conversation is so good, lunch goes several hours :)
  • Duration: 1 hour
From
$10.00 USD
See Details
  • Duration: 1 hour
From
$10.00 USD


mobile_o
Having trouble booking online?
(888) 651-9785
Call (888) 651-9785