July 8th, 2016
The Best “Hidden Gem” Activities in DCOthers
DC is awash in touristy “must do’s,” so after you’ve checked the obligatory stops off your list, visit some of the lesser known (but certainly not lesser loved) sights in town. Here are DC’s best hidden gems: The DC Alley Museum, funded by grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, is a public art space and open-air museum on Blagden Alley in Shaw. Blagden Alley and the adjoining Naylor Court have seen many lives (from open air prostitution to gambling dens and brothels), but have been preserved as an example of the alley dwellings that previously dotted the city. While you’re exploring, make sure to grab a cup of coffee and a pastry from La Colombe, one of the best new coffee shops in Washington. For more information on the history of Blagden Alley, check out this article by Historic DC. Where 924 Blagden Alley NW Washington, DC
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