Obscura Day 2015: Under the District - Atlas Obscura

Washington, D.C.

Obscura Day 2015: Under the District

Explore the subterranean trolley station under Dupont Circle that was left in ruins.

In 1949, a subterranean streetcar station was opened beneath Washington, D.C.’s iconic Dupont Circle to help relieve traffic congestion. It was closed only 13 years later and has been largely abandoned ever since.

Until now: The nonprofit Dupont Underground is transforming the space into a cultural destination.

Join the group’s managing director, Braulio Agnese, as we go under the city’s streets for an exclusive tour of these forgotten tunnels and platforms. We will learn about the history of this unique urban space and the potential it holds as a place for arts, design, and performance.

For Obscura Day only, there will be two guided tours: 9:30 AM & 10:30 AM. AND JUST ADDED - 11:30 AM TOUR!

Please be aware of which one you sign up for!

This is an underground walking tour, so please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes.

Tickets will go fast for this exclusive event, so please purchase early! Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Dupont Underground’s fundraising efforts.

ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL. Questions, please contact matt@atlasobscura.com.