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.
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.
Get to know the neighborhood that thrives in the shadow of the Capitol dome through Cultural Tourism DC's Tour of Duty: Barracks Row Heritage Trail, a self-guided tour designed to introduce you to the neighborhood's rich military and political history.