Where and when do I pick up tickets?
House Tour booklets are available for pick up on the day of the tour beginning at 11 a.m. in front of the Dupont Circle Resource Center, located at 9 Dupont Circle, NW (small brick building immediately west of the Circle at Mass. Ave and 20th St). The booklet will serve as your ticket for entry into the homes and institutions on the tour, as well as the Afternoon Tea. If you prefer to purchase your tickets in person rather than online, simply bring a check, credit card, or cash to the Resource Center on the day of the tour to receive your tour booklet. Note that tickets cost $50 on the day of the tour. The check-in desk will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Can I bring my children?
Children over age 12 and infants are welcome to attend, but we discourage young children from attending. Keep in mind that strollers are not permitted inside the homes.
Are the homes on the tour handicap-accessible?
Most sights on the tour are historic, private homes with narrow doorways, multiple flights of stairs, porches, and roof decks and are not handicap-accessible.
What is the tour route?
The homes and institutions on this year’s tour are located within the Dupont Circle neighborhood. You’ll find a map of the tour route inside the House Tour booklet and you may visit the homes in any order that you wish. Please note that we do not reveal the addresses before the event for the homeowners’ safety.
Is transportation provided?
A small number of pedicabs will be available to ferry tour-goers along the tour route. This is however, a walking tour, so we recommend wearing comfortable shoes. Please note that high-heeled shoes are not allowed in the homes. Tour-goers may be asked to remove their shoes or wear booties over their shoes at some locations.
What if it rains?
The House Tour takes place every year, rain or shine! Hopefully the weather cooperates; but bring an umbrella, just in case!
How do I get to the tour location?
Available street parking is limited in Dupont Circle; therefore, we recommend you utilize public transportation. Dupont Circle is serviced by the Metro’s Red Line at Dupont Circle (exits P Street (south on 19th Street) and Q Street). It is also serviced by several bus lines, including the L1, L2, L4, D1, D3, D6, 42, N2, N3, N4, N6 and G2. Visit www.WMATA.com for routes and times. And the Circulator, running from 19th at Dupont Circle (south) to Rosslyn runs regularly. The area is also well served by Capital City Bike Share.
Where are the bathrooms?
Check out the tour map, found inside your House Tour booklet, for bathroom locations. Please note that bathrooms in tour homes are not for use by tour-goers.
What if I have other questions?
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org; a member of the House Tour Committee will get back to you shortly.