Logan Circle

Photo of row houses in Logan Circle

Discover a Victorian-Era Time Capsule

Few Washington neighborhoods have witnessed the dramatic change and breathtaking renaissance of Logan Circle, the city’s only unaltered Victorian residential district. It evolved from rural obscurity to an enclave of architectural splendor, home to wealthy White and later Black residents.

Hear About a Grassroots Preservation Vision

If you’re a fan of Second Empire or High Victorian Gothic homes, this walk is for you. If you’re fascinated by the dynamics of urban neighborhoods, consider the residents of Logan Circle: Their tenacity and vision preserved the historic district when it teetered on the brink of decline. Today it is a sought-after addresses in Washington. 

What is Logan Circle Known For?

The Logan Circle neighborhood is filled with historically significant sites such as:

     - The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

     - The Iowa Apartments

     - St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

     - The former home of renowned Washington artist Alma Thomas

And of course Logan Circle itself, with its bronze equestrian statue and surrounding 1870s mansions.

All these sites—and more—and included in this walking tour that traces a neighborhood’s trajectory from the 19th to the 21st centuries.

"The Logan Circle walking tour was excellent. I learned a lot about the neighborhood and the beautiful houses there. I strongly recommend this walking tour." - TripAdvisor reviewer

Who is the Logan in Logan Circle?  John A. Logan was Commander of the Army of the Tennessee during the U.S. Civil War, Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and U.S. representative and senator for the state of Illinois.  Logan Circle was named in his honor by the U.S. Congress in 1930.  Logan and his family lived for a time at 4 Logan Circle.  He is celebrated for his role in founding the Memorial Day holiday.


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Guides that may lead this tour: 

CAROLYN attributes her devotion to walking tours to perambulations through her new hometown when she arrived to earn an M.F.A. in Acting from The Catholic University of America. She is the founder of Washington Walks.

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Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 a.m.


Also available for private and group tour bookings. Please email info@washingtonwalks.com for more information.

Approximately 2 hours
Reservations REQUIRED and limited to fifteen (15) participants.

$35 per person for public tours.

Email info@washingtonwalks.com for a private or group tour quote.

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