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The Dupont Underground

The Dupont Underground is a cultural organization committed to developing the abandoned streetcar station beneath Dupont Circle into a platform for creative expression. In 2016, the nonprofit began exhibiting and promoting cutting-edge arts, architecture, design, and creative endeavors inside the 75,000 sq. ft. of repurposed space. It continues that transformation today with guided tours of the historic space, culturally progressive exhibitions such as "A Collection of Contemporary and Historic Graffiti" and other opportunities to support contemporary arts practice and an ongoing conversation about DC.


The National Archives

Along with viewing the fireworks show on the National Mall, visitors can celebrate America's birthday in dozens of venues in Washington, DC, including the National Archives. Original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are all on display at the Archives. After seeing these essential and historic documents, meet the Founding Fathers who helped give birth to a nation with programming featuring costumed actors in Revolutionary-era attire. The National Archives will have extended hours of 10 am to 7 pm from June 30 through July 6 (last admission at 6:30 pm).


New Voices, New Works 

The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum will host a series of staged readings of short plays from new playwrights as part of the annual DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival. These works will be performed inside the museum's main program room and the educational resource room July 1 - 2 between 10:00 am and 5:30 pm.



Friday, June 30

Concert - Utamaro: Songs from the Japanese Musical
Freer | Sackler

Tour - Women of Civil War Alexandria
National Women's History Museum

Concert - 50th Anniversary Celebration Featuring The Chuck Brown Band
Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Event - Luce Color-In Creativity Night
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Saturday, July 1

Tour - Walks with History
Pickle Pea Productions

Tour - U.S. Capitol Tour
Adventures for Creative Tourists

Event - Young Portrait Explorers: Harriet Tubman
The National Portrait Gallery

Event - Food on Both Fronts: Donut Making with Sugar Shack 
President Woodrow Wilson House

Sunday, July 2

Event - Community Day
National Museum of Women in the Arts

Exhibit - National Geographic Presents: Earth Explorers
National Geographic Museum

Exhibit - Architecture of an Asylum: St. Elizabeths 1852-2017 
National Building Museum

Exhibit - Trailblazing: 100 Years of Our National Parks
The National Postal Museum

Monday, July 3

Event - 7th Annual Serenade! Washington, DC Choral Festival: A JFK 100 Celebration
Kennedy Center

Exhibit - Exploring the Early Americas 
Library of Congress

Exhibit - American by Belief
President Lincoln's Cottage

Tuesday, July 4

Event - Happy Birthday, America!
Tudor Place

Exhibit - Artist Soldier: Artistic Expression in the First World War 
National Air and Space Museum

Event - America's National Independence Day Parade
National Park Service

Tour - Exhibition Highlights

Wednesday, July 5 

Exhibit - Vintage Game Night
President Woodrow Wilson House

Event - Hive Late Night
National Building Museum

Event - Workshop Wednesdays: Bag Making Workshop
National Museum of African Art

Event - Conservation Clinics
Smithsonian American Art Museum

Thursday, July 6

Event - Zero Day with T.L. Williams
International Spy Museum

Concert - Punk Out: Phillips After 5
The Phillips Museum

Event - Nature Cubs Preschool Class: Splash Into Summertime
National Zoo

Exhibit - Baseball's Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game
Library of Congress


Newsletter for June 30 to July 6, 2017. Find more events on our calendar which presents the latest information on the District's most exciting cultural activities. It's all at your fingertips. To view our full calendar, visit our website


July 7

KidSpy Overnight
International Spy Museum

July 8

Taste of the World
Washington Nationals

July 12

Donald Sultan Gallery Talk
Smithsonian American Art Museum

July 15

The Tenors with National Symphony Orchestra
Wolf Trap

WalkingTown DC is Cultural Tourism DC's longest running program. It is a nine-day festival of lunchtime, happy hour, and extended tours of DC's neighborhoods. The 2017 edition will run from Saturday, September 16 through Sunday, September 24 and can include more than 50 top quality tours.

Do you want to be part of WalkingTown DC? Do you want to give a free, special tour of some segment of Washington, DC? If you provide your time and talent, we will provide promotion, participant registration, and post-tour evaluations. WalkingTown DC is a terrific way to promote a neighborhood, organization, or business. To submit a tour offering, complete the 2017 WalkingTown DC Tour Guide Application Form and submit it no later than Wednesday, July 13.



Passport DC 10th Anniversary T-shirts

For a limited time Cultural Tourism DC has Passport DC 10th Anniversary t-shirts available for purchase! This purple, cotton tee is available in sizes S, M, L, XL, and XXL, but quantities are limited. Buy here.

Autographed Posters by Dana Ellyn

Cultural Tourism DC is pleased to offer selected paintings from Dana Ellyn's Heritage Trail project as autographed prints. The posters are 11'' x 17'' on glossy poster paper and sell for $30 each. Order your posters today!

Washington Nationals Taste of the World

The Washington Nationals celebrate DC's international community on July 8 with the second annual culinary event. With the purchase of a special Taste of the World ticket, enjoy a food festival from area embassies at Nats Park. Buy tickets here.


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