You can’t come to Dupont Circle without noticing the absolutely beautiful architecture that surrounds the area. The area’s houses, primarily built before 1900, feature a variety of styles, and only a few of the palatial mansions that were built still remain. One such house is the Heurich House Museum, known as the “Brewmaster’s Castle”, where the public can enjoy public and private tours of the residence.
The Heurich House Museum
Open for tours Thursday through Saturday
(no children under 10 permitted)
- One of the most intact Victorian houses in the country
- Built in 1892-4 by Christian Heurich
- Washington, DC’s first fireproof home
- Heurich was Washington’s second largest landowner
- Heurich ran the Christian Heurich Brewing Company (now known as Foggy Bottom) until his death at 102
- The home contains most of its original furnishings and decorations
- Heurich was the world’s oldest brewer
- None of its 15 fireplaces have ever been used
- 31 rooms
- Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places
The Heurich House Museum is a great place to visit when you’re in the Dupont Circle area and at The Fairfax at Embassy Row. It’s within walking distance of our hotel and really can give a true sense of what Dupont Circle was like over 200 years ago. We welcome you to come and experience luxury amidst our guestrooms and thoughtful amenities, splendid dining options within our on-site restaurants and personalized attention from our dedicated staff. We hope to see you soon!