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The Heurich House Museum’s Castle Garden has opened “in a new, socially distant format.”

1307 New Hampshire Avenue, NW

From The Heurich House:

“The Heurich House Museum’s historic Castle Garden opened on Tuesday, June 30th, in a new, socially distant format. [The museum itself still remains closed for now.]

Visitors can reserve a garden “pod” to enjoy the summer weather, hang out with friends, or use our free WiFi to get some work done. The garden will be open by reservation only every Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 5pm.

A pod is a specific area of mowed lawn in the garden designated for your group only – we have measured them out so they are at least 6 feet from other pods and the common walkway. Some pods contain shade and some are in full sun. Size varies, with some pods accommodating up to 4 visitors, while others are large enough for 6 (refer to pod map below).

Reservations are available in 2 shifts: 11am-2pm and 2pm-5pm. Guests are welcome to reserve multiple shifts.


-You may bring in outside food and beverage is allowed, but please clean up after yourself. (Food in, food out!)

-The Heurich House Museum will not be selling food or beverage at this time.


-The level of sun or shade in each pod varies throughout the day. Please consider bringing a beach umbrella and/or sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.

-Although some pods may include a bench, we encourage visitors to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

Reservations are free. Online reservations only.

By making a reservation, you agree to abide by the following rules:

1. Masks required in common areas; Masks optional within your reserved “pod”

2. Only mingle with the group you arrived in

3. Stay 6 ft apart from others whenever possible

4. Hand sanitizer provided upon entry

5. If you are not feeling well, please do not enter

6. Exit through back of the garden only


Before reserving your space, please review this garden “pod” map to decide which space works best for your group!”

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