travel

Washington, D.C - Around Town : Around Capitol Hill (part 2) - Best of the Rest

- Give Up Coffee For Beautiful Breasts
- Losing Weight In A Week With Honey
- Treatments For Vaginal Itching During Pregnancy

A Day Around Eastern Market

Morning

Before a day of shopping, begin with a bit of history at the Library of Congress , a handsome example of the Italian Renaissance style, with unsurpassed interiors. The first tour is at 10:30am.

Turn right to East Capitol Street, right again, and continue one block to the Folger Shakespeare Library and Theater . The Elizabethan theater is enchanting, and the material displayed is both rare and fascinating.

Walk east to 7th Street and turn right. A little over two blocks farther on is Eastern Market . On weekends it is surrounded by arts and crafts vendors and flower stalls. The Market Lunch inside is a great choice for lunch.

Afternoon

If you visit the market on a Saturday, spend the afternoon at the Capitol Hill Flea Market, across the street from Eastern Market. It features 100 or more vendors selling antiques, Oriental rugs, fabrics, fine art photographs, jewelry, and other items. If the flea market is closed, walk a block south of Eastern Market and visit Woven History and Silk Road (

  • 311–5 7th St, SE

  • 202 543 1705

  • Open 10am–6pm daily

) for its fabrics, rugs, and crafts from Asia and South America.

To return home, turn right and the Eastern Market metro stop is straight ahead of you.

Best of the Rest

  1. Eastern Market

    Weekends are the time to visit to take in the crafts and farm produce stalls .

    • 7th St & C Street, SE

  2. Ebenezer United Methodist Church

    The first congregation of African-American Methodists and Episcopals in Washington. It also became home to the first public school for black children after the Emancipation Proclamation.

    • 420 D St, SE

    • Open 10am– 2pm Mon–Fri

    • Free

    Ebenezer United Methodist Church
  3. Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

    This equestrian grouping honors the Union victory in the Civil War. Sculptor Henry Shrady (1871–1922) took 20 years to complete the work .

    • Union Square

    Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
  4. Emancipation Monument

    Lincoln holds the Emancipation Proclamation while the last slave, Archer Alexander, breaks his chains .

    Lincoln Park

    • Metro Eastern Market

  5. Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune

    This modern sculpture of the great African-American educator and activist symbolizes knowledge handed down through generations .

    Lincoln Park

    • Metro Eastern Market

  6. Frederick Douglass Museum

    The home of the African-American activist contains many of his possessions, including a document proclaiming him a “freed man” .

    • 320 A St, NE

    • Open 9am–4pm daily, by appt. only

    • 202 426 5961

    • Free

  7. Christ Church

    This elegant church, built in 1805, had many prominent parishioners, including presidents Madison and Monroe.

    • 620 G St, SE

  8. National Guard Memorial Museum

    This gallery remembers citizens who gave their lives to protect the nation.

    • 1 Massachusetts Ave, NW

    • Open 9am–4pm Mon–Fri

    • Dis. access

  9. Voice of America

    Most of VOA’s programming, broadcasting US news around the world, is created at these studios.

  10. Alleys and Carriageways

    The alleys of Capitol Hill, notorious in the 19th century for their squalid and cramped residences, have today been turned into charming little homes.

Top search
Women
- Foods That Cause Miscarriage
- Losing Weight In A Week With Honey
- Can You Eat Crab Meat During Pregnancy?
- 4 Kinds Of Fruit That Can Increase Risk Of Miscarriage
- Some Drinks Pregnant Women Should Say No With
- Signs Proving You Have Boy Pregnancy
- Why Do Pregnant Women Have Stomachache When Eating?
- Top Foods That Pregnant Women Should Be Careful Of
- 6 Kinds Of Vegetable That Increase Risk Of Miscarriage
Other
travel
- Washington, D.C - Around Town : Around Capitol Hill (part 1)
- Rome's Top 10 : Pizzerias
- Rome's Top 10 : Cafés and Gelaterie
- Let the Games Begin London (Part 3)
- Let the Games Begin London (Part 2) - The Olympics
- Let the Games Begin London (Part 1)
- Hidden In Plain Sight (Part 4)
- Hidden In Plain Sight (Part 3)
- Hidden In Plain Sight (Part 2)
- Hidden In Plain Sight (Part 1)
- Cover Story Paris … The Museum-Lover's Guide (Part 4)
- Cover Story Paris … The Museum-Lover's Guide (Part 3)
- Cover Story Paris … The Museum-Lover's Guide (Part 2)
- Cover Story Paris … The Museum-Lover's Guide (Part 1)
- Chittoor Kottaram … Prince's Diary (Part 2)
- Chittoor Kottaram … Prince's Diary (Part 1)
- Hong Kong Island – South (part 2) - Places to Eat and Drink
- Hong Kong Island – South (part 1)
- Madrid - Around Town : Salamanca and Recoletos (part 2) - General Shops
- Madrid - Around Town : Salamanca and Recoletos (part 1)
 
women
Top keywords
women
Miscarriage Pregnant Pregnancy Pregnancy day by day Pregnancy week by week Losing Weight Stress Placenta Makeup Collection
Women
Top 5
women
- Cinnamon: A natural treatment for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?
- 5 Tips for Safe Exercise During Pregnancy
- Four Natural Ways Alternative Medicine Can Help You Get Pregnant (part 2)
- Four Natural Ways Alternative Medicine Can Help You Get Pregnant (part 1)
- Is Your Mental Health Causing You to Gain Weight (part 2) - Bipolar Disorder Associated with Weight Gain