Brewmaster's Castle, Washington D.C.

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    by doug48 Written Sep 22, 2007

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    the christian heurich mansion also known as the brewmasters castle was built in 1894. christian heurich owned a brewery and was the largest employer of germans in washington d.c. at the time. this interesting victorian house was designed by john granville myers. open to the public check their website for days and times.

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    by globetrotter_2006 Updated Jun 20, 2007

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    Walk-in Tours
    Wed, Thurs, & Fri ? 11:30 & 1:00
    Sat 11:30, 1:00 & 2:30
    Sun 1:00 & 2:30

    Christmas Candlelight Tours 2006
    begin St. Nicolas Day (6 December)
    Wed Dec. 9
    Fri Dec. 8
    Sat Dec. 9
    Fri Dec. 15
    Sat Dec. 16
    Fri Dec. 22

    Castle Park
    Please also visit our Victorian gardens, a quiet oasis in the city. Mon ? Fri, 10:00 ? 4:00
    Sat, 11:00 - 4:00 Spring to Fall, Weather and Staff permitting.

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    by kooka3 Written Feb 4, 2007

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    This is called the "House that Beer Built" and "America's Most Intact Late-Victorian House/Museum". This is the house of a German-American beer baron and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The guy who lived here was one of the city's most successful brewer's and was also the oldest one - he was 102 at the time of his death.

    His house is now run as a museum. There are hand-carved fireplace mantles, gilt furniture, bronze statues, an onyx and marble staircase, ceilings painted by artists who worked at the White HOuse, a musician's balcony, a bierstube, Victorian gardents, and more.

    There are tours on Wednesdays, THursdays, and Fridays at 11:30 and at 1:00 and on Saturdays at 11:30, 1:00, and 2:30. The cost is $5. On "First Fridays", they have open houses and music on the first friday of each month from April to October from 5:30-8:30. Cost is $10.

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