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Foggy Bottom

A Washington, DC Neighborhood


Foggy Bottom is an historic Washington, DC neighborhood with many single-family homes that date back to the late 1800's. It was once a working class community of Irish and German immigrants, as well as African Americans who were employed at the nearby breweries, glass plants, and the Washington Gas and Light Company. The area was given the its name because it was set low near the Potomac River and was often filled with fog from the local industries. Today, the historic neighborhood is preserved and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Foggy Bottom is most known for the Kennedy Center, the Watergate Hotel and George Washington University.


Foggy Bottom is located to the north of the National Mall, west of Downtown Washington, DC, southeast of Georgetown along the shore of the Potomac River.

Closest Metro Station

Foggy Bottom-GWU Washington Metro station

Points of Interest Near Foggy Bottom

Foggy Bottom Community Website

Foggy Bottom Association

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