October 28, 2018
1 - 5 PM

The LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour will showcase the neighborhood’s unique architecture, history, and diversity, from its time as an exclusive enclave, through its heyday as a center of African American intelligentsia, to the present day. Visitors will enjoy the interiors and gardens of Victorian homes, rowhouses and contemporary developments.

LeDroit Park was originally designed as one of the first suburbs of DC and it retains a tranquil character while remaining close to the bustle of U Street. A historic neighborhood since 1974, LeDroit features majestic, fully detached Victorian houses alongside classic rowhouses and more contemporary developments.

This inaugural LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour is a fundraiser for the Civic Association, which itself dates back to the 19th Century. The proceeds will benefit neighborhood activities that are sponsored by the Civic Association including beautification projects, landscaping of the arch, seasonal clean-ups, and other community needs.

The centerpiece of the tour is partial interior access of 8 homes that show the neighborhood’s range of sizes, periods, architectural styles, and interior design. Visitors will enjoy the interiors and gardens of Victorian homes, rowhouses and a contemporary development.  The tour will include two homes designed by James McGill, the noted 19th Century architect who worked across a range of styles and planned each house with an original design.  A booklet will provide a map of the homes and showcase event sponsors for a tour at each visitor’s pace. Included is background on each home, which highlights important history and its architectural significance. Full details will be available in the guidebook.

Tickets for the inaugural house and garden tour are available on Eventbrite

A discount is available for Civic Association members.
Please email members@ledroitparkhousetour.org if you would like to receive the code.

Partners

DC Design Week, an annual celebration of design and creativity in the District, will be held from October 20-28. The LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour will be a featured event.

The Dupont Circle House Tour, a longstanding annual event, will be held on October 21.  The Dupont Circle Citizens Association has offered valuable advice and suggestions in planning the inaugural LeDroit Park House  and Garden Tour.

The LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour complements other neighborhood resources, especially the Heritage Trail, a set of more than a dozen signs explaining the neighborhood’s rich history. Cultural Tourism, which sponsored the Heritage Trail, will help promote the House Tour as part of its affiliate program.

Sponsors

Sponsorship opportunities are available. The full list of sponsors will be available in the tour guidebook and posted here. If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email sponsor@ledroitparkhousetour.org

Additional Opportunities Available
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Additional Opportunities Available
Contact us: sponsor@ledroitparkhousetour.org

Additional Opportunities Available
Contact us: sponsor@ledroitparkhousetour.org

Susan Bodicker, A beautiful day in the neighborhood: LeDroit Park to hold its first house and garden tour on Sunday The DC Line, October 25, 2018

Michele Lerner, Tour to showcase homes and gardens in D.C.’s LeDroit Park Washington Post, October 9, 2018

Jess Feldman. STEP INSIDE: The first Ledroit Park home tour welcomes guests this month DC Modern Luxury. October, 2018

Andrew Giambrone. Civic group to launch first-ever LeDroit Park house tour this fall Curbed. August 29, 2018

Michelle Goldchain. LeDroit Park’s first house tour needs volunteers Curbed. February 8, 2018

If you are interested in covering the inaugural LeDroit Park House and Garden Tour, email media@ledroitparkhousetour.org

If you would like to volunteer to help with the event, please let us know on this form.

Contact Us

LeDroit Park Civic Association P.O. Box 135 | Washington, DC 20044 | info@ledroitparkhousetour.com