Meridian Hill Park

Meridian Hill Park

Park, Sculpture Garden, and Historic Site
2500 16th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
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    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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    • 6:00 PM–8:00 PM
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    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
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    • 4:00 PM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 9:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–9:00 PM
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  • Jessica P.

    Beautiful for a nice day walk

  • Alex D.

    Reflecting pool is a pretty awesome spot to just chill - as is the whole park.

    Alex Dobyan · November 25, 2014
  • Anna S.

    Great place for a picnic! Visit on Sunday, around 3 pm.

    Anna Sotnikova · November 2, 2014
  • Angie H.

    Perhaps the best park in DC. Also, it's fun to watch teenagers skateboard in the waterfall during winter.

    Angie Harmon · September 22, 2014
  • Deniz S.

    Very special for me! I said YEESS in this very beautiful park! Very good for pictures, especially in the morning❤️

    Deniz Sezen · September 6, 2014
  • Ben F.

    The weekends off some of the best people watching in the city.

    Ben Fortney · August 20, 2014
  • David D.

    A very large park by DC standards with an upper and lower area connected by a staircase. Come in warm months to see the waterfall fountain. Some cool statues including a neat one of Joan of Arc.

    David Derrick · August 15, 2014
  • AFAR Media

    Every Sunday afternoon, weather permitting, starting around 3pm, men and women of all ages and ethnicities gather for an hours-long impromptu jam session. Anyone can participate. Read more

    AFAR Media · August 4, 2014
  • John A.

    Requires capitalization.

    John Akwei · July 8, 2014
  • Dena R.

    Bathrooms up at the top of the park, NW side. Open. Clean.

    Dena Rapoport · June 14, 2014
  • Justin G.

    The thirteen tier cascade fountain in Meridian Hill Park is the longest cascading waterfall of its kind in North America

    Justin Grimes · June 11, 2014
  • Andrea N.

    When is the city turning on the fountains?! It's the middle of April and they are still off!!!

    Andrea Newland · April 13, 2014
  • Bob N.

    It's always great to visit this park. I love the views from the lookout area at the top of the steps.

    Bob Niemic · October 21, 2013
  • Amaya V.

    Nice! but someone say not to go at night time and I can see y! Just go during the day.

    Amaya Vega · July 26, 2013
  • Meridian Hill Park

    Come out for a park tour on Sunday, May 5, at 2:00. There will be a celebration of the park, an information table, and more tours between 2:00 and 6:00 pm

    Meridian Hill Park · May 4, 2013
  • Andrei P.

    Go when the rustle feathers fly south, that's usually the best time for us huskies. ;)

    Andrei Ponze · April 30, 2013
  • Meridian Hill Park

    Check in on Foursquare at Meridian Hill Park and vote to win preservation funds for the park at

    Meridian Hill Park · April 30, 2013
  • Steve C.

    You can help Meridian Hill win needed funds to restore its long-forgotten central 16th Street entrance by voting each day until May 10 at

    Steve Coleman · April 25, 2013
  • Amanda W.

    One of my favorite spots in DC. It's also the meeting place to meet up with my friend. I love how peaceful it can be.

    Amanda Weddington · April 13, 2013
  • Armie

    I hear the White House was going to be placed here, in L'Enfant's original map of the city.

    Armie · October 17, 2012
  • Alfie P.

    Don't use the bathrooms!

    Alfie Paul · July 27, 2012
  • Tiana P.

    Go to the drum circle on Sundays. (Every Sunday 3-9pm, in good weather).

    Tiana Prima Donna · July 26, 2012
  • Lauren M.

    Capoeira classes for all levels, Saturdays at 1045 am.

    Lauren M · July 7, 2012
  • Laura C.

    best place for sunning is by the tiered fountains. drum circle on warm sunday afternoons = hula hooping!

    Laura Covington · May 22, 2012
  • Attia N.

    Sunday drum circle ALL day!

    Attia N. · May 6, 2012
  • Phillipa S.

    Dont forget to check the dress code before coming.

    Phillipa Spencer · April 15, 2012
  • Javier B.

    Great place for 4th july fireworks

    Javier Bustos Salvagno · April 3, 2012
  • Javier B.

    Great place to see the 4th July fireworks

    Javier Bustos Salvagno · April 3, 2012
  • Jerrry G.

    AKA Malcolm X park

    Jerrry G · March 7, 2012
  • Angela W.

    What a perfect park - it feels like you are meandering in the outskirts of Prague!!! Also, in the summer they have Sunday afternoon drum circles!

    Angela W · February 28, 2012
  • Ed R.

    Just a really beautiful park. Drum circles every Sunday.

    Ed Redding · December 8, 2011
  • Anna J.

    This park has a sad, haunting beauty. It could be much more than it is. The layout and fountains are pretty and pleasing to the eye. The human and dog feces are a reminder that this is no urban oasis.

    Anna John · November 2, 2011
  • SLEEK~

    Still under re construction but always Beatiful #DC

    SLEEK~ · October 12, 2011
  • Viks

    Drum Circle on Sundays after 6 pm over the warmer months. Enough said.

    Viks · September 23, 2011
  • Bradley P.

    Sunday afternoon drum circle is the jump.

    Bradley Portnoy · September 20, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    Starting Sept. 17 for 8 consecutive Saturdays through Nov. 5: Outdoor Boot Camp and Yoga Class Combination. There will be 45 minutes of boot camp followed by 45 minutes of yoga. Read more

    Washington Blade · September 16, 2011
  • Shireen B.

    Good for a stairs workout!

    Shireen Brathwaite · September 6, 2011
  • Washington Blade

    Citizen Effect's 2nd annual Yoga Challenge’s free yoga in the park Wed from 6 to 7:30pm partnering with yoga studios around the city to raise $250 for Becky’s Fund, addressing domestic violence in the

    Washington Blade · August 1, 2011
  • Joseph A.

    My favorite place in DC to do outdoor yoga.

    Joseph Armstrong · June 20, 2011
  • Jerry H.

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    Jerry Howe · June 11, 2011
  • Mario S.

    Don't walk alone at night

    Mario S · April 4, 2011
  • Nikki L.

    They're doing some kind of remodeling here at the park. They tore up all of my favorite trees along the walkway leading towards the northside fountain

    Nikki Lewis · April 3, 2011
  • C-SPAN

    Harriet Lane, Buchanan’s neice, left funds in her will for this monument. The bronze statue, unveiled in 1930, is 8 ft tall & designed by William Gordon Beecher. Watch this video for more history. Read more

    C-SPAN · March 1, 2011
  • Justin G.

    Keep our park clean. Please throw your trash in a trash can. If you see trash on the ground picked it up and throw it away.

    Justin Grimes · February 18, 2011
  • Okey N.

    The overlook in the park over DC is amazing!

    Okey Nwoke · October 9, 2010
  • Yianni K.

    This is the best park in the City! The Drum circle on Sundays starts at about 3 and goes till 9!

    Yianni Konstantopoulos · September 16, 2010
  • Aan A.

    Asik nih buat ngabuburit *Plak*

    Aan Afdi · September 2, 2010
  • Charles T.

    Come by Sunday, late afternoon to sunset, for the drum circle, great people watching. A summertime tradition.

    Charles Taylor · August 30, 2010
  • Dora

    Bring your trike! It’s a great space for riding. Powered by

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • Ananda L.

    I love running in the park especially the steps. They really push me to move my body.

    Ananda Leeke · July 8, 2010

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