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DC Community Heritage

DC is home to many distinct neighborhoods and communities; explore the community heritage resources below to learn their stories:

DC Neighborhoods

Cultural Tourism DC's Neighborhood Heritage Trails are the official walking trails of Washington, DC. Take a stroll through DC history when you follow one our our self-guided walking trails. Each trail sign combines stories, historic photos, and maps.

Neighborhood Histories in Maps

Congress Heights - Exploring Congress Heights

Deanwood

Eastern Market

Eastland Gardens: African American Architects and Builders 1928-1955
Eastland Gardens: African American Architects and Builders 1928-1955 is an illustrated brochure outlining the 20th century work of 10 African American architects in the Eastland Gardens community.

Eckington A Neighborhood History
Eckington: A Neighborhood History brochure is an illustrated brochure of the history and development of this neighborhood in Ward 5.

Fairlawn: From the Flats to the Heights
Fairlawn: From the Flats to the Heights is an illustrated brochure of the history and architecture of this Ward 8 community.

Hillcrest Community - What Makes a Strong DC Neighborhood 2010
Hillcrest Community - What Makes a Strong DC Neighborhood 2010 is a community brochure of the Hillcrest Community Association through oral history and storytelling.

Ivy City - Neighborhood Oral History Project
Ivy City - Neighborhood Oral History Project is an illustrated brochure of the history and development of this neighborhood in Ward 5.

Kenilworth A DC Neighborhood by the Anacostia River
Kenilworth: A DC Neighborhood by the Anacostia River is an illustrated brochure of the history and development of this neighborhood in Ward 7.

Memories of Capitol View
Memories of Capitol View is an illustrated brochure of the history and development of Capitol View, straddling East Capitol Street east of the Anacostia River.

Mount Pleasant Street Architectural Legacy
The Architectural Legacy of Mount Pleasant Street provides an overview of the history and architecture of this commercial and residential street.

Shaw Heritage Coloring Book
The Shaw Heritage Coloring Book, a publication of Shaw Main Streets, is an educational tool for elementary school students. It profiles the Shaw Historic District located in Ward 2.

Woodridge Community History Tour
Woodridge Community History Tour is an illustrated brochure highlighting historic structures and locations in this Ward 5 neighborhood.

Community Heritage

DC Community Heritage Project

From Germany to America: Shaping a Capital City Worthy of A Republic
From Germany to America: Shaping a Capital City Worthy of A Republic” is an illustrated brochure of the life history and work of District of Columbia government’s official architect Adolf Cluss

Jewish Washington - Downtown Walking Tour
Downtown Jewish Washington is an illustrated walking tour and historical timeline for the downtown's buildings and sites associated with members of the Jewish faith.

Kappa Historic Heritage Trail
Kappa Historic Heritage Trail profiles a sites at Howard University and Northwest Washington related to the history and heritage of this college fraternity, established at Howard, and its members.