About

Welcome! W. Curtis Draper Tobacconist (Drapers) was founded in 1887 by William Curtis Draper. It is the oldest full service tobacconist in the District of Columbia and the third oldest in the United States. Proprietors John Anderson and Matt Krimm offer a full array of cigars, pipes, pipe tobacco, snus and smoking accessories (lighters, ashtrays, cutters, punches etc.,) to a national clientele.

La Palina cigar assortment with the cigar Indian in the background.

For 126 years Drapers has served all manner of patrons from, messengers and civil servants, to executives, ambassadors and occupants of a certain White House. The shop has been profiled in numerous media outlets including: Bloomberg, Cigar Aficionado, Newark (NJ) Star-Ledger and The China Daily.

Visit the shops at 699 15th Street NW (at G Street), Washington, DC and 4916 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda Maryland. Phone orders welcome.

Map and Directions to Drapers.