Welcome to LeDroit Park

This highly-remarkable neighborhood in Washington DC takes pride of its distinctive aesthetic and colorful history. Aside from beautiful sights, there are plenty of places to go to for food, entertainment, shopping, and other leisurely activities. The neighborhood of LeDroit Park has also been recently included in the trail for cultural walking tours. Learn more about this neighborhood here.

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About the neighborhood

LeDroit Park was founded by former Howard University Board of Trustees member Amzi Barber in 1873. This neighborhood has been recognized as the LeDroit Park Historic District and recorded in the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. In fact, structures with 19th Century architectural style in this neighborhood are being protected and preserved.

Must Visit Spots in Town!

The Park at LeDroit - a park with a large playground, dog park and community farming garden, where the famous "This is How We Live" mural by Garin Baker is located

LeDroit Park Heritage Trail - 90-minute walking cultural tour opened in 2015, which includes 16 signposts starting at Florida Avenue 

Mary Church Terrell House - part of the LeDroit Park Historical District and was home to the first African-American school board member and civil rights leader Mary Church Terrell 

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