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Foggy Bottom Historic District Tour (Members Only)

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Fitzgerald House in the Foggy Bottom Historic District. Courtesy of Frank Leone.


DC Preservation League Members are invited to join us on Saturday, September 24th from 11:00am-12:15pm for an in-person tour of the Foggy Bottom Historic District, led by Co-Chair of the Foggy Bottom Association History Project, Frank Leone!

Walk with us along tree-lined sidewalks to learn about the story of what made Foggy Bottom a Historic District. The area uniquely showcases a 19th century working class neighborhood, features 130-year old alley dwellings, and streets lined with 12′-wide distinctive brick rowhouses. Learn about the area’s history, how it changed over time, what remains, and what was lost. Listen to stories of the lives of Irish and German immigrants and African American residents who made the area their home. See a reputed underground railroad stop, German brewery worker houses, one of DC’s most notorious alleys, and a 100 year old livery stable.


Tour Leader

Frank Leone is the Co-Chair of the Foggy Bottom Association History Project and author of its bi-weekly Funkstown blog: https://www.foggybottomassociation.org/funkstown. A resident of the Foggy Bottom Historic District, he is an attorney and DC licensed tour guide, and serves on the DC History Center Community Council and the DC Preservation League’s Landmarks Committee and Historic District Coalition.




Space is very limited for this tour and registration is required. This is a DCPL Members-only event. Note that you need to be signed in to your Neon account in order to successfully register. Not a member? Become one here or during registration.




September 24
11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Foggy Bottom – Fitzgerald House
844 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington, DC 20037