Valentine’s Day Events in DC

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Find your own way to say ‘I love you’ to a
special someone on Valentine’s Day this
year. There are a variety of different events
and restaurant features in the District to fit any
couple or individual looking for their special
someone.

**DC Metro Chocolate Tours**
Take a two-hour interactive walking tour
in Georgetown highlighting the history of the
neighborhood while indulging in fine local
chocolates. Highlights of the tour include
chocolate-dipped bacon lollipops, chocolate
tea, chocolate sugar, chocolate salt, chocolate
crepes, chocolate skincare products and
more. Advance tickets are required. Tickets:
[dcmetrochocolatetours.com](http://dcmetrochocolatetours.com)

**Crimes of Passion: ‘Til Death Do Us Part’**
Tour the Crime Museum after hours on
Valentine’s Day. The self-guided tour includes
a rose, a take-home pair of furry handcuffs,
hands-on forensic demonstrations, and lessons
on “crimes of passion” such as the St. Valentine’s
Day Massacre. 6 p.m.-12 a.m., 575 7th St NW.
Tickets $80-$150 [crimemuseum.org/valentinesday](http://www.crimemuseum.org/valentinesday)

**Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A Party at the Postal Museum**
Back before the age of the Internet, lovers
exchanged messages through the mail sealed
with a kiss. The Smithsonian’s National Postal
Museum is the ideal place to look back to see the
role mail played in bringing couples together. The
event will feature music by DJ Trayze, dancing,
drinks, and more to be delivered at the museum
Feb. 13, from 8-11 p.m. 2 Massachusetts Ave.,
NE. [smithsonianassociates.org/smithsonianat8](http://www.smithsonianassociates.org/smithsonianat8)

**Valentine’s Tea and Chocolate-Tasting at Tudor Place**
Enjoy and learn the rich history of a variety
of 18th and 19th-century teas and chocolates,
followed by a guided tour of the 1816 mansion, a
National Historic Landmark, featuring a display
of vintage Valentines. 1 p.m. Feb. 15, 1644 31st
St NW. [tudorplace.org](http://www.tudorplace.org)

**Vintage Valentine: An Evening with the Washingtons at Tudor Place**
See an original letter George Washington
wrote to Martha in 1775 while enjoying wine
and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be the
opportunity to view other objects from the
museum’s Washington Collection and chat with
docents and curatorial staff. 5 p.m. Feb. 15,
1644 31st St., NW. For pricing details visit,
[tudorplace.org](http://tudorplace.com)

**Woo at the Zoo**
This year’s adults-only event emphasizes the
mating habits of giant pandas and how science
stepped in to help create the zoo’s newest baby
panda, Bao Bao. Enjoy one complimentary drink
and light snacks, visit a Valentine Fortuneteller,
decorate a sweet for your sweetie and watch an
animal demonstration. A cash bar with specialty
drinks will also be available. All festivites
take place in the Zoo’s Visitor Center starting
at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14, 3001 Connecticut Ave
NW. Tickets and info: [www.nationalzoo.si.edu/
activitiesandevents/celebration/woo](http://www.nationalzoo.si.edu/
activitiesandevents/celebration/woo)

**Special Valentine’s Day Menus at Georgetown Restaurants
Georgetown favorites such as**:

1789 Restaurant (1226 36th St., NW,
202-965-1789)

The Caucus Room (401 9th St., NW,
202-393-1300)

Café Milano (3251 Prospect St., NW,
202-333-6183)

Mate (3101 K St., NW, 202-333-2006)

The Grill Room (1050 31st St NW,
202-617-2424)

Sea Catch (1054 31st St., NW, 202-
337-8855)

Rialto (2915 M Street NW, 202-337-
1571)

Clyde’s (3236 M St., NW, 202-333-
9180)

All will offer prix fixe Valentine’s Day
menus. Reservations can be made at [www.
opentable.com](http://www.opentable.com) for the restaurants listed above or
by phone.

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