Architectural History Tour

Dupont Circle

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In a Nutshell

Historian Bill Lebovich takes you on a journey from the post–Civil War era to the early-20th century via the mansions of Dupont Circle

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Promotional value expires May 24, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Architectural History Tour - Dupont Circle: Trace the Luxurious Past of Dupont Circle During the Gilded Age

The Deal

  • $50 for one admission to a historical tour of DuPont Circle with Bill Lebovich
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Groups meet at 1746 Massachusetts Avenue, NW before embarking on the tour.

Each event is capped at 10 participants; each event requires a minimum of 4 participants in order to take place.


What You'll Do

Dupont Circle remained largely undeveloped until after the Civil War, when new inhabitants flooded the neighborhood as improvements spearheaded by architects and public works leaders turned Dupont into a fashionable residential hotspot. Meander through the neighborhood streets with architectural historian and photographer Bill Lebovich to visit the mansions of Massachusetts Avenue and hear stories of the famed personages who seasoned there. While you walk, discover stunning accomplishments in architecture by Stanford White and other prominent builders as you uncover the fascinating past of DC’s Gilded Age.

  • Discover the Gilded Age of Dupont on a Guided Walk
    Bill Lebovich reveals impressive architectural achievements and the history of homes that now serve as embassies and private clubs

  • Trace the Development of the Neighborhood
    Hear little-known stories and inside facts about how Dupont Circle boomed during this iconic period


Your Host

Bill Lebovich Bill Lebovich
Architectural Historian

Bill Lebovich is an architectural historian and large-format architectural photographer whose accomplishments speak for themselves: As part of the National Park Service’s National Register, he worked on the Historical American Buildings Survey program and testified on behalf of the Secretary of the Interior. As a teacher, Bill has lectured on architecture history at George Washington University and taught documentary photography for the National Preservation Institute, with his own photos appearing in places like the Library of Congress and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Independently, Bill has evaluated and documented buildings in Washington DC and surrounding areas as well as throughout the United States and the Gulf of Mexico.



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