Explore: Capitol Hill
United States Capitol Visitors Center is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

1. United States Capitol Visitors Center

8.4
US Capitol Building (East Capitol Street, NE & First Street, NE), Washington, D.C.
History Museum · Northeast Washington · 55 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Tours of the Capitol building can be arranged through the Visitor Center website (or by calling or emailing your Representative's or Senator's office a few weeks in advance).

Library of Congress is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

2. Library of Congress

9.5
101 Independence Ave SE (btwn 1st & 2nd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Library · Southeast Washington · 154 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The main reading room is known as the Sacred Room, and is absolutely stunning.

Supreme Court of the United States is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

3. Supreme Court of the United States

9.1
1 1st St NE (E Capitol St. NE), Washington, D.C.
Courthouse · Northeast Washington · 47 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Visitors can watch the court in session M-W, from October-April, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis.

United States Botanic Garden is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

4. United States Botanic Garden

9.1
100 Maryland Ave SW (Independence Ave), Washington, D.C.
Botanical Garden · Southwest Washington · 100 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Be sure to take the catwalk through the leaf canopy in the jungle room.

Peace Monument is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

5. Peace Monument

100 Pennsylvania Ave SW (First St NW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Northwest Washington · 4 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Facing the Capitol is the statue of Peace, holding an olive branch, and surrounded by symbols of prosperity.

James A. Garfield Monument is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

6. James A. Garfield Monument

83 Maryland Ave SW (1st St SW), Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 3 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The statue's base is surrounded by three statues of a student, a warrior, and a statesman, representing his distinguished academic, military, and political careers.

Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carrilon is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

7. Robert A. Taft Memorial and Carrilon

6.8
1 Louisiana Avenue NW (New Jersey Avenue NW), Washington, D.C.
Sculpture Garden · Northwest Washington · 6 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The bells ring every quarter-hour, although the best time to visit is undoubtedly the Fourth of July, when the bells ring to the tune of the Star Spangled Banner at 2PM.

Ulysses S Grant Memorial is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

8. Ulysses S Grant Memorial

7.8
1st St NW, Washington, D.C.
Monument / Landmark · Southwest Washington · 9 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Grant's monument occupies the single most prominent location on the Capitol Grounds, directly over the reflecting pool.

Historic Congressional Cemetery is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

9. Historic Congressional Cemetery

1801 E St SE (at Potomac Ave SE), Washington, D.C.
Cemetery · Hill East · 11 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: All sorts of notables from American history found their final resting place here, from composer John Sousa to FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover.

Folger Shakespeare Library is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

10. Folger Shakespeare Library

9.2
201 E Capitol St SE (at 2nd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Library · Capitol Hill · 13 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The small museum has a replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and an Elizabethan garden in the back, and is nice to visit combined with a performance.

Capitol Hill Books is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

11. Capitol Hill Books

8.4
657 C St. SE (btwn 6th St. SE & 7th St. SE), Washington, D.C.
Bookstore · Capitol Hill · 17 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: For a delightful surprise, be sure to open the cabinets in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Eastern Market is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

12. Eastern Market

9.5
(at North Carolina Ave. SE), Washington, D.C.
Farmers Market · 140 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The market itself is open every day, but weekends bring an additional influx of vendors ranging from local farmers to antique furniture.

Good Stuff Eatery is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

13. Good Stuff Eatery

8.8
303 Pennsylvania Ave SE (at 3rd St. SE), Washington, D.C.
Burger Joint · Capitol Hill · 257 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Renowned locally for its handmade burgers, handcut fries, handspun ice cream.

14. Bistro Italiano

6.7
320 D St NE (at 3rd St NE), Washington, D.C.
Italian Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 9 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Exceptional Italian food at great prices. Small and intimate, packed with locals.

Belga Cafe is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

15. Belga Cafe

8.0
514 8th St SE (at E St SE), Washington, D.C.
Belgian Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 76 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Belga serves perfectly fine Belgian cuisine, and has at all times at least five fine Belgian beers on tap (and a host more besides). Reliable food, best for dinner.

Charlie Palmer Steak is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

16. Charlie Palmer Steak

9.0
101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Steakhouse · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 47 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The views are fantastic. Don't worry if you don't like steak, as this is an all-around outstanding restaurant, with a variety of excellent American dishes.

Johnny's Half Shell is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

17. Johnny's Half Shell

7.7
400 N Capitol St NW (at E St NW), Washington, D.C.
Seafood Restaurant · Downtown-Penn Quarter-Chinatown · 34 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Beers, squid, oysters, grits, shrimp, deep fried pork ribs, and their mini tuni sandwiches. What else more could you ask for?

Montmartre is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

18. Montmartre

8.6
327 7th St SE (at Pennsylvania Ave. SE), Washington, D.C.
French Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 32 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Montmarte is considered one of the best restaurants in Capitol Hill and perhaps the best French in the city.

Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

19. Sonoma Restaurant and Wine Bar

8.1
223 Pennsylvania Ave SE (at 2nd St. SE), Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 48 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The lounge upstairs is similarly beautiful and fashionable (and crowded), with a fireplace and big windows.

Wisdom is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

20. Wisdom

7.7
1432 Pennsylvania Ave SE (at 15th St SE), Washington, D.C.
Cocktail Bar · Hill East · 28 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Quiet, off the beaten track lounge located in East Capitol Hill, specializing in delicious cocktails made with fresh fruit and the largest Absinthe selection in the city.

18th Amendment is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

21. 18th Amendment

613 Pennsylvania Ave. SE (at C St), Washington, D.C.
Pub · Capitol Hill · 23 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: Trusty's sister bar in Eastern Market, with an excellent draft selection, pizza and pub food, average prices.

Banana Cafe and Piano Bar is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

22. Banana Cafe and Piano Bar

7.7
500 8th St SE (at E St SE), Washington, D.C.
Bar · Capitol Hill · 86 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The upstairs bar has an excellent happy hour and there is patio seating, good weather providing.

Hawk ‘n’ Dove is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

23. Hawk ‘n’ Dove

329 Pennsylvania Ave SE (at 3rd St SE), Washington, D.C.
Bar · Capitol Hill · 20 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The name refers to general positions on U.S. national security policy. TVs are tuned to CNN. Regardless, this is a good bar, with cheaper drinks than you'll get elsewhere in the neighborhood.

Mr. Henry's Restaurant is one of Explore: Capitol Hill.

24. Mr. Henry's Restaurant

8.2
601 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C.
American Restaurant · Capitol Hill · 39 tips and reviews

M Squared Real EstateM Squared Real Estate: The live music continues upstairs, but for the most part this is just a nice neighborhood style and mildly divey pub, and a block off Eastern Market. Once the regular home to Roberta Flack.