The Capitol Hill neighborhood packs powerful attractions like the Library of Congress and Supreme Court and beautiful treasures like the Folger Shakespeare Library, National Postal Museum and Union Station. Locals start their weekends by stocking up on fresh veggies and shopping for unique arts and crafts at Eastern Market. In the evening, the place to be is Barracks Row, located along 8th Street SE.
Take Metro to Capitol South, Eastern Market or Union Station for access to Capitol Hill. The neighborhood lies east of the Capitol dome, reaching into the Northeast and Southeast quadrants of the city.
Feast on blueberry buckwheat pancakes at Eastern Market then browse used books, antiques, arts, crafts and more. Catch a Shakespearean production in the Folger’s Globe-style theatre. Marvel at DC’s architectural beauty inside the magnificent Library of Congress and Union Station. Listen to the stirring notes of the U.S. Marine Band during a Friday evening parade.
Capitol Hill is the most prestigious address in Washington, DC and the political center of the nation’s capital with the Capitol Building set atop a hill overlooking the National Mall. Members of Congress and their staff, lobbyists and journalists live on Capitol Hill as well as others who can afford the steep prices of real estate here. Capitol Hill is the largest residential historic district in Washington, DC with many of its 19th and 20th century row houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Union Station is located nearby providing plenty of options for shopping and dining. The Capitol Hill neighborhood also has 59 inner-city parks. These triangles and squares were designed by Pierre L’Enfant, the French-born urban designer who designed the basic plan for Washington, DC. The parks provide an urban green space giving residents and visitors a nice place to enjoy the outdoors.