About this Event
Historic Capitol Hill Walk (FREE) with Optional Eastern Market Lunch and Shopping After! : )
Meet friendly people, get some steps in, and see the beautiful and historic architecture of Capitol Hill, then eat delicious food and explore the unique shops and vendors at Eastern Market, including the farmers market and arts and crafts! : )
Capitol Hill, in addition to being a metonym for the United States Congress, is the largest historic residential neighborhood in Washington, D.C., stretching easterly in front of the United States Capitol along wide avenues. It is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
The Eastern Market is a public market in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C., housed in a 19th-century brick building. Eastern Market was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is located on 7th Street, S.E., a few blocks east of the U.S. Capitol between North Carolina Avenue SE and C Street SE.
Registration: FREE for the walk, and of course the optional lunch and shopping are at your own expense. This event is open to the public and all are welcome. Pets are welcome, except inside of Eastern Market.
Weather: The event will take place light rain (sprinkles) or shine. If it's on our calendar, then we're proceeding as scheduled.
Parking: A variety of options throughout the area - allow plenty of time to find parking and walk to our meeting point. Metro or similar non-car options recommended.
Before the Event: Peregrine Espresso (660 Pennsylvania Ave SE) for beverage, snacks, socializing and restrooms from 8:15-8:45.
Meeting Point: Eastern Market Metro Station (701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE). Look for your host Robert, wearing a fedora-style hat, and a large group of friendly people with name tag stickers, which we'll hand out. If you arrive late just catch up via the itinerary which we’ll post prior to the event.
Icebreaker Introductions: We should have a good-sized group and so instead of everyone introducing themselves to the group we will get to know each other by distributing blank stickers and colored markers and we’ll ask everyone to write down on their sticker: 1). first name. 2). favorite food. 3). dream vacation. Example: “Michele - Strawberries - Kenya” or “Robert - Chocolate - Tokyo”.
Pre-Event Beverage/Snack/Social (Optional) = 8:15-845.
Meeting Time/Name Tags/Socializing = 9:00-9:15 am.
Historic Capitol Hill Walk = 9:15 - 10:45 am (approximately).
Eastern Market Lunch & Shopping (Optional) = 10:45 am - TBD.
To-be-determined - will post prior to the event.
Disclaimer: Participants are fully responsible for their own safety and not the event organizer: Washington, DC History & Culture.
Additional Questions: Anything that can’t be answered by the above event description, Google, or common sense please let us know.
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Cover photo courtesy of Bill Jonscher - Fine Art America
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Easter Market Metro Station, 701 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, United States