Gallaudet University


in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights

The first university for deaf and hard-of-hearing students in the world occupies a lovely manicured campus of bucolic green and Gothic accents north of Capitol Hill. Notable buildings include College Hall, an antique vision in brownstone, and Chapel Hall, a gorgeous Gothic structure that screams academia. The American football huddle was invented here when the Bisons (the school team) noticed other teams were trying to interpret their sign language while they plotted their plays.

Gallaudet is a bilingual institution that provides instruction in both American Sign Language and English. The Metro station is about a half-mile west.