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Heurich House Museum

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Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
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Address: 1307 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-1531
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Historic Dupont Circle home of German immigrant and brewmaster Christian...

Historic Dupont Circle home of German immigrant and brewmaster Christian Heurich (1842-1945) and family The mansion was built from 1892-94 by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich (1842-1945). He and his family lived in their Dupont Circle home from its completion in 1894 until his wife's death in 1956. Recognized as Washington, DC's most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co., the city's longest-operating brewery (1873-1956), until his death at 102. The mansion is notable for its fireproof construction, original interiors, and family collections. The museum, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue in Dupont Circle, is open for regular public events and guided tours Thursday through Saturday at 11:30 am, 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Private tours and event rentals are also available.

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We spent a lovely hour seeing this historic home..Heurich was a brewmaster in DC! He built a wonderful Victorian home near Adams Morgan and u can see the original furnishings and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely hour seeing this historic home..Heurich was a brewmaster in DC! He built a wonderful Victorian home near Adams Morgan and u can see the original furnishings and tour This lovely home.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This a beautiful very well preserved historic mansion near Dupont Circle. It was built in the late 1800's with all of the modern conveniences of its time. Taking a tour is highly recommended to see the depth of the details that went into creating this home. Not much has changed! I hope to return to attend on of the History... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The docent surely loved his job! The home is filled with fantastic treasures of DuPont Circle. We were told not to touch anything- I was dying to run my fingers over the woodwork! Nice quiet thing to do when wanting to get away from the D.C. chaos! **place runs on donations **

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Manassas, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved this house. It brought me back to my German roots. It taught me about philanthropy and people who loved their families as well.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

For those who have already seen the typical Washington, DC sights, this is a great option in NW just off of Dupont Circle. Built around the turn of the century by a German brewmaster, the house displays American and European pieces alongside many modern advances. If you want to get in, make sure to schedule your tour ahead of time... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This historic house is very nice for people who can't walk or stand for long periods. They have seating nearby. They do have steps, but if you can take your time, it's not bad at all. The docent was very clear in his explanations and made us feel welcomed. I appreciated the fact that only your reserved group was in... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Heurich House is a Victorian-style mansion that was built by a 19th and 20th century beer baron. Sadly, although it is known as the "Brewmaster's Castle," there is no beer on the premises (aside from special events). The house is enormous, and a tour takes you through the first floor reception and dining areas, the basement kitchen and recreational areas,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Beautiful mansion of DC's most noted brewer, whose brewery was just down the street (now demolished). Startlingly modern for its time, the mansion is lovely. They keep it very dimly lit, probably for period authenticity and to preserve items, but it's a bit too dim. Tours of the mansion are only available on Saturdays, first-come first-served. The garden is open... More 

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heurichhouse, Public Relations Manager at Heurich House Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting, lifeisforlearning! You're correct, we do keep low light levels in the home to preserve original Heurich family objects and to show what wattage was like in the early 20th century. The home was built with dual gas/electric fixtures in 1894! We're open for guided tours Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 11:30, 1 and 2:30. Reservations can... More 

Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Husband and I enjoyed the tour of this beautiful home built by Heurich. The intricately carved wooden mantles, the innovative technology for its time, the rich history of a German immigrant family all makes for time well spent on the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly, easy going and humorous. I enjoyed the family history, the details of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

On New Hampshire Avenue near Dupont Circle, you can't miss this lovely Victorian building. The owner, Christian Heurich, was the largest employer in DC in his day and when he reached the ripe old age of 102, the oldest brewer in the world. His craft beer is still brewed today, and if you join one of the beer evenings, you... More 

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