The Dupont Circle Fountain, formally known as the Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Dupont Memorial Fountain, is a fountain located in the center of Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. It honors Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont, a prominent American naval officer and member of the Du Pont family. The fountain replaced a statue of Du Pont that was installed in 1884. Designed by Henry Bacon and sculpted by Daniel Chester French, the fountain was dedicated in 1921. Prominent guests at the dedication ceremony included First Lady Florence Harding, Secretary of War John W. Weeks and Secretary of the Navy Edwin Denby.Make Dupont Circle Fountain part of your personalized Washington DC itinerary using our Washington DC attractions planner .
The fountain is one of eighteen Civil War monuments collectively listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The marble fountain, which is adorned with three allegorical sculptures, rests on a concrete base and is surrounded by an open plaza. The fountain and surrounding park are owned and maintained by the National Park Service, a federal agency of the Interior Department.
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デュポンサークルの中央部が公園となっており、その中心にあるのがこの噴水です。暖かい季節ならばきれいに感じるのでしょうが、今は冬であり、しかも大雪で辺り一面が凍り付いたようでゆっくり干渉する余裕はありませんでした。 more »The central part of the DuPont Circle is the park, which is the center of the fountain. I could feel it in the warm season, but it was winter now, and there was no room to interfere slowly because it seemed to have frozen around here by heavy snow.
In winter the fountain is drained - so essentially it is a 'nothing special foundation without water'. If you happen to be passing Du Post Circle look up, otherwise you're not missing much at all! more »
Fabulous place for people watching! Birds and dogs as well to enjoy. Plenty of shade for hot summer days. Abundance of seating areas too. Coffee, donut and ice cream shops close by as well as different types of restaurants. Don't miss Kramer Books!
Great place during the summer to hang out, eat lunch, lose a game of chess, show off your fixie. Don't try to ride through the circle on your bike if there is less than 25 seconds on the crosswalk, you'll get stuck on the other side. Just go with the lights and they'll change for you.
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