Capitol Hill Community Information

Washington, D.C.'s Capitol Hill neighborhood is among the most sought-after and attractive neighborhoods in the city. Once called Jenkins Hill, the setting of this neighborhood and the location of the Capitol building were chosen by Pierre L'Enfant, the planner of the new capital city. Congressmen once used the area's many boardinghouses as temporary residences and Thomas Jefferson walked from his boardinghouse on New Jersey Avenue to take his oath as President.

The neighborhood today consists of mostly late-19th-century homes, although some buildings predate the Civil War. To view all of the architecture properly, be sure to take part in the annual Capitol Hill House and Garden Tour.

In addition to the neighborhood's exceptional residences, Capitol Hill/Old City 2 is also the location of many historic and cultural attractions. Historic Barracks Row is a popular destination for visitors and residents and is home to over 150 businesses, including restaurants, cafes, theatres, shops and much more. The Washington Navy Yard is also located in this area and is home to a large collection of our nation's naval history. Chosen by George Washington in 1799, this historic military site has a Navy Museum and a Navy Art Gallery. The Navy Yard still contains several 19th-century buildings and was the site of many historic events, including where Abraham Lincoln boarded ships to survey military operations down the Potomac.

The Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, one of the oldest houses on Capitol Hill and the headquarters of the National Woman's Party, is another popular attraction. Extensive archives and artifacts relating to the woman's suffrage and equal rights movements are housed here. The Eastern Market is another must-see attraction in Capitol Hill. The only still-functioning 19th-century public market, shoppers delight in a feast for the senses and imagine themselves transported back in time a hundred years. From cheese to fish to flowers to photographs, this market contains a little bit of everything.

Home to the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, Union Station, a treasure trove of restaurants and shops and over 8,000 historic homes and buildings, no other neighborhood in D.C. is as appealing to both visitors and residents!

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