Welcome to Foggy Bottom

The Foggy Bottom neighborhood is among the oldest ones in DC--taking pride of its several structures' 18th century and 19th century architecture. Aside from its historical appeal, other attractions here include the George Washington University, several headquarters of international organizations, main offices of federal agencies, and cultural centers for performing arts and music. Read on for more details on the heritage-rich neighborhood of Foggy Bottom.

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About the neighborhood

Foggy Bottom is a neighborhood located at the northwestern area of Washington DC. It sits west of The White House, with the George Washington University (GWU) occupying a significant portion of the neighborhood. Its earliest beginnings date back to its establishment in 1763 as Funktown (coming from German immigrant settler Jacob Funk).  Its nearest Metro Station is the GWU Washington Station, which passes through the Metro's orange, silver and blue lines.

Must Visit Spots in Town!

Watergate Hotel - Enjoy drinks with buddies at this riverside hotel's bars: Kingbird, The Next Whisky Bar and Top of the Gate

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - enjoy topnotch stage performances of theater plays and musical presentations

Rock Creek Park - 2,100 acres of greenery trail where you could walk, run, or just relax with nature

US Department of State's Reception Rooms - explore the lavishly-decorated interiors inside this Federal office

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Some Quick Facts on Foggy Bottom

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14,642 

Population (as of 2010)


1763

Year Foggy Bottom was first established

(from Wikipedia.com)

Northwest

Location

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