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Drum Circle at Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park, 2500 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA, United States

The drum circle at Meridian Hill Park is one of the best places to spend a lazy Sunday evening in the District. In the 1800s, the park was home to the college that eventually became George Washington University and also served as an encampment for Union troops. But today it draws a different kind of crowd: drummers, tightrope walkers, hula hoop dancers, jugglers, and acrobats. Every Sunday starting around 4 p.m., drummers gather on the southwest corner of the park near the Joan of Arc statue. Aside from the people-watching and great music, you can enjoy one of the city’s most iconic views—the park overlooks the Washington Monument.

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