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Washington Circle is a traffic circle in Washington, D.C., in the United States. Located in the Northwest quadrant of the city, the circle is intersected by 23rd Street, K Street, New Hampshire Avenue, and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. This traffic circle is situated in the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods. This circle dates to 1856, and was the first traffic circle developed in the city.
Washington Circle is near the location of the Foggy Bottom campus of The George Washington University (GWU) and the George Washington University Hospital. It is located near the main Georgetown University campus, the Volta Bureau, and the embassies of France, Mongolia, Sweden, Thailand, and the Ukraine. This neighborhood is a popular high-end shopping and dining district. There are many executive suites located near Washington Circle.
Entertainment And Dining Out
In the middle of Washington Circle is a popular statue of George Washington. This bronze statue depicts George Washington riding his horse during the Battle of Princeton. The statue has been in the circle since 1860. There is public green space surrounding the statue. There are many additional attractions in the area, including the Old Stone House, the Exorcist Steps, and the City Tavern Club. This tavern was built in 1796 and is the oldest commercial structure in the city. Dining options in Washington Circle include Rasoi Indian Kitchen, Nora, Morton’s the Steakhouse, Filomena Ristorante, and Founding Farmers. Old Ebbitt Grill is Washington’s oldest saloon and now serves an array of mouthwatering dishes including some excellent seafood options.
The nearest major airport to Washington Circle is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Featuring international and domestic flights from Washington, D.C. the airport is located 5 miles away. It is easy to get around this area by Metrobus, DC Circulator, or on foot. The closest Metro Station to Washington Circle is Foggy Bottom–GWU.