Heurich House Museum to host this year’s final Kids in the Castle
On Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 11am-2pm, the Heurich House Museum will open its doors for free, kid-friendly, self-guided tours. Kids in the Castle gives families the chance to explore the ornate details of the Heurich family home. Children and parents are invited to wander through the house at their own pace and complete a photo scavenger hunt to win prizes. Once visitors have finished their tour, they can relax and play games in the museum’s Castle Garden.
Since opening its doors, the Heurich House Museum has restricted access for children. This year, the museum has loosened this policy, giving kids the chance to experience the Heurich House Museum in a way they have not been able to before. October 14th’s Kids in the Castle marks the final time in 2017 that the museum will host a day of exploration specifically for children. This German influenced family home provides visitors a glimpse of the past, and exposes children to a different time in DC’s history. Children can let their imaginations wander as they take in three floors of this ornate mansion, while also learning about history in a fun and engaging environment.
Registration has closed. A limited number of walk-ins will be accepted. Guests may arrive at the museum anytime between 11am and 2pm. Touring through the house will take between 30 minutes and 1 hour.
About Heurich House Museum:
Since 2011, when new leadership took control of the Heurich House Museum, the organization has been transformed into a modern and sustainable museum whose mission celebrates local DC history and creative economy in one of the city's most important architectural landmarks. The mansion, located at 1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW in Dupont Circle, was built in the 1890’s by German immigrant, local brewer, and philanthropist Christian Heurich. Recognized as Washington, DC’s most successful brewer, he ran the Chr. Heurich Brewing Co., the city’s longest-operating brewery, until his death at 102.
The individual programs the Heurich House Museum has established not only sustain the organization and support its mission, but also help uplift other DC communities. The Museum operates an arts and humanities incubator, Brewmaster Studios, which provides low cost or space-for-trade to local makers, entrepreneurs, and scholars, and has formed deep relationships with the local craft beer community that provides tremendous support through partnership programs like Oktoberfest and History & Hops. For more information about the Heurich House Museum, visit heurichhouse.org and follow on social media @HeurichHouse.
Museum staff may take photographs during this event. Please note that entrance onto museum property equals consent to have your photograph taken.