What I Love About My House

Posted on July 18, 2020

In anticipation of our first-ever Virtual House and Garden Tour, we are collecting mini cell phone videos (< 2 min) of neighbors talking about some feature of their home that they think would be of particular interest or that they’re particularly fond of. Read more »

Historic Sites Tour – 2020

Posted on July 12, 2020

To celebrate Capitol Hill’s rich and diverse history, we’ve arranged a self-guided walking tour of 46 sites, a small sampling of the hundreds of other cultural treasures available to enjoy. Read more »

Capitol Hill July 4th Parade 2020

Posted on July 2, 2020

Sadly, an in-person parade was not possible this year. But our good neighbors, Naval Lodge No. 4 and the Jeanne, Phil Meg Team at Compass Realty, weren’t about to let lapse one of our cherished community traditions – the Capitol Hill 4th of July Parade. They solicited and assembled video clips from the organizations that participate annually, to create this virtual parade. The CHRS contingent appears at 1:30. Many thanks to the event organizers!

Time Slider – HistoryQuest DC

Posted on March 22, 2020

A new feature of the DC Historic Preservation Office’s HistoryQuest DC building permit GIS mapping tool is a Time Slider that graphically displays the physical built development in the District of Columbia. Read more »

House & Garden Tour 2020

Posted on March 18, 2020

This event, originally planned for Mother’s Day weekend is going virtual! We can’t safely present an in-person tour due to the pandemic. But we’ve never skipped a year since the tradition began 63 years ago and we’re not going to start now.  Our free, 3-D, #StayAtHome House Tour will debut on September 12, 2020.  Read more »

2020 Photo Contest Winners

Posted on March 11, 2020

In anticipation of the 63rd anniversary of the Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour, the Society sponsored a photo contest – “The Capitol Hill Home”. We are pleased to announce the winners:  Congratulations to Megan Grimaldi, Robert Weinstein and Nan Raphael; and runners-up Victor Romero and Nathaniel Liu. View photos… Read more »

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