If you have lived in or near the District of Columbia (DC) for long, you probably know that DC is made up of many interesting neighborhoods, each with its own character and attractions. Georgetown, our neighborhood, has many interesting things to do. You can visit the historic Tudor House, home to 6 generations of Martha Washington’s descendants; saunter past JFK’s N Street house where he lived while running for President; and visit 25 beautiful acres of well-tended gardens at Dumbarton Oaks.
If you would like to do a little research on the conspiracy surrounding the assassination of President Lincoln, the Booth Family Center for Special Collections at Georgetown University might be right up your alley. Three of the conspirators, Samuel Mudd, David Heard, and Samuel Arnold were all students at Georgetown College, now the University. Here at the Home we have a special connection to the assassination — Laura Keen lived here and was the lead actress in the play “American Cousins” the night President Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theater.
You can also paddle board on the Potomac, stroll along the C & O Canal, visit the waterfront, enjoy a bite at one of Georgetown’s 100+ restaurants, visit Book Hill (located between O Street and Reservoir Road on Wisconsin Avenue) for a little antique shopping, visit the French Embassy for Bastille Day and/or get your fill of more modern architecture at the House of Sweden — which houses both the embassies of Iceland and Sweden.
One of our Guest’s favorite activities is to walk down towards the waterfront, take a left turn at Water Street and head straight into the Lowe’s Movie Theater, especially on a hot afternoon. Recently, several guests joined our volunteer Veronica and saw a showing of “Mama Mia”. Everybody loved it!