Thomas Jefferson once suggested the U.S. Capitol be placed in this river front neighborhood located between Georgetown and the White House. Originally a little port town called Hamburg, Foggy Bottom was later site of two breweries, a gas works and a naval observatory. While the neighborhood's industrial character has vanished, you can still explore Foggy Bottom's alleys and courts and discover the neat rows of houses blue-collar workers called home. Just steps away the Watergate, undoubtedly the most infamous office building in Washington, stands proudly along the Potomac River, as does The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a living memorial to a slain president. The walk concludes here, offering visitors the chance to tour the arts center or enjoy a drink overlooking the beautiful river.
Led by Carolyn
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