The Heurich House Museum Hosting Holiday Candlelight Open House in Dupont

Front Parlor courtesy of the Heurich House Museum

From an email:

The Heurich House Museum, the German brewmaster’s castle located south of Dupont Circle on New Hampshire Avenue, invites the public to its holiday open-house Candlelight Tours on Friday, December 7 or Saturday, December 8. The museum will be open from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Admission costs $15 for Adults and $5 for Children.

The mansion, often called a hidden gem of northwest Washington, will be decorated for the holiday season. Guests will enjoy performances of traditional German Christmas carols by the Alpine Singers and Washington Sängerbund at 7:00 and 8:00pm each night. The museum will serve traditional sweets donated by local German bakeries.

This annual event is a celebration of Germany’s most important holiday, and takes place in the home of the most successful German merchant in Washington, D.C. Heurich celebrated his achievements by building the mansion in Dupont Circle. A technological marvel, the home was crafted by German artisans, and is considered one of the most intact Victorian homes in the country. Museum Docents conduct weekly tours of the mansion, and it is available for special event rentals.

Heurich’s brewing company was the largest non-governmental employer in the District, and he was the world’s oldest brewer at his death at 102. From the time of the brewery’s closing in the 1950’s, there had been no other brewery in Washington, D.C. until D.C. Brau opened its doors in April 2011.

To pre-purchase tickets or for more information, please visit here.

We’ve admired The Heurich House/Brewmaster’s Castle here.

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  • Fun fact: Heurich’s family also had a dairy farm in then-rural Prince George’s County, with a fancy family mausoleum on the farm. After Heurich’s widow died in the early 1950s, the county moved in fast to help developers snap up the land, the mausoleum was moved to Rock Creek Cemetery, and Prince George’s Plaza was built on the former dairy farm site.

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