This is one of the DC's Heritage Trails. Signs are posted along the trail to point out places of historical interest. The trails provide great opportunities to learn local and national history, as well as visit DC's distinct neighborhoods. Adams Morgan is one of the centers for nightlife in the city. You will pass plenty of restaurants and bars along 18th St, which is also home to a number of unique, independently owned businesses. If you like shopping in used clothing, record, and book stores, you should find plenty to your liking. As with all of the Heritage Trails, you will be treated to a diverse array of sites.
In Adams Morgan you will see a neighborhood once famous for housing leftist radicals in the 1960's, luxurious embassies, and one of the nicer neighborhoods in the city (Kalorama). There is also presidential history, as you will pass an apartment building once inhabited by Dwight Eisenhower and the site of the assassination attempt on President Reagan. Take a few minutes in before beginning the trail and walk around Meridian Hill Park. The fountains provide great photo opportunities.
For more reading about the trail, check out our feature article. Editor's Note: The linked trail map was developed by Cultural Tourism DC and is provided here for convenience.