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Capitol Hill and Eastern Market
Meet outside the Eastern Market metro station 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20003
202-637-7000
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4.6 / 5 Rated by 35 members
Patricia Maclay
Review from Patricia Maclay
Red Velvet 39 events 12 reviews

Great tour of a very fun district of D.C, We were able to understand the history and development over the years of an important area in reference to the Capital. Ended in the Market area which was great.
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reviewed Jul 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Amy T
Review from Amy T
323 events 69 reviews

A great way to spend a Saturday. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Looking forward to taking another walking tour with him!

reviewed Jun 23 2012 report as inappropriate
Joyce
Review from Joyce
74 events 31 reviews

Great tour with knowledgeable guide. Helped me understand DC and its history better.

reviewed Jun 23 2018 report as inappropriate
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Washington Walks

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Description

Although the outside world may associate the term Capitol Hill solely with the U.S. Congress, those who make Washington their home conjure up a very different image: a vibrant neighborhood spread across one of the largest historic districts in the country filled with quaint row houses, leafy parks, shops and cafes, churches and schools.

A stroll through residential Capitol Hill is akin to visiting a small town. Pride of place is evident in the careful restoration and loving upkeep bestowed upon the 19th century homes, their postage stamp-sized gardens adorned with flower beds and shrubs. Although many of the stately row houses seen on this walk were not built until after the U.S. Civil War, Capitol Hill is nonetheless one of Washington’s oldest neighborhoods, first developed during the late 1790s just as the federal government prepared to locate here permanently.

This exploration includes the remains of a 1795 estate, a watering hole famous for its jazz singers, an alley that once teemed with 100 residents and a park teeming with young children and dog lovers. The tour will finish at beloved Eastern Market, considered by many to be the heart and soul of “The Hill.”

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