On Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd, due to the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle, stops 3, the National Archives and stop 16, the Newseum and the National Gallery of Art will be closed all day on both days. Both of these stops and the BBQ Battle are easily accessible from stop # 1, the Washington Welcome Center. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Built in 1895, the stairway connects Prospect and 36th Streets with M Street, NW in Georgetown. The 75 steps were featured in the scene from the hit 1973 horror movie “The Exorcist” in which the character Father Karras fell to his death down the steps from a nearby house. The steps were covered in foam padding to protect the stuntman who had to film the iconic sequence twice. A plaque recognizes the steps as a D.C. landmark and important piece of the city’s movie history.