This quadrangle was the original land purchase upon the founding of the university. The chapel (1893) at the south end, beautiful inside and out, is best known to the world for its role in the Exorcist, where the priests discovered the defaced statue of the Virgin Mary. The oldest building on the quad is Old North (1795) on the north side, from which Abraham Lincoln gave his speech in 1861 to Union soldiers stationed here. The best time to visit is undoubtedly at the end of the cherry blossom season, when the petals are beginning to fall throughout the quad.
Washington, DC 20007, USA
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Georgetown University Dalghren Chapel Quad and Nearby Attractions on Map
Lincoln Memorial(2.8 km)
Overlooking the lawns and Reflecting Pool of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Lincoln Memorial is an awe-inspiring monument that honors the 16th President of the USA.
Dumbarton Oaks(1.2 km)
Most famous for its role in 1944, when world leaders convened here to draw up the United Nations charter.
National Cathedral(2.6 km)
The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, better known as the National Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of the Episcopal Church and the Bishop of the Diocese of Washington.
Watergate Hotel Complex(1.7 km)
The Watergate is and will be best known for its role in the ending of Richard 'I am not a crook' Nixon's presidency.
Textile Museum(2.1 km)
An extraordinarily elegant small museum that few Washingtonians have heard of, the Textile Museum is fabric heaven.
Woodrow Wilson House(2 km)
President Woodrow Wilson moved here for a quiet retirement after the disastrous setbacks of his late presidency, and lived here for little over 3 years before he died (he was buried in the National Cathedral).
Everett House(1.8 km)
Designed by George Oakley Totten, Jr.
City Tavern Club(0.9 km)
Built in 1796 as a neighborhood pub, the City Tavern is the oldest commercial structure in the city, and the second oldest building following the Old Stone House.
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