Eastern Market Tours

Eastern Market
Housed in a 19th-century brick building, Eastern Market hosts a busy farmers' market and flea market. On weekends, artisans and antique dealers also station themselves just outside. It’s all located in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, too, which makes it an easy spot to visit while exploring the many nearby monuments, memorials and parks. 

Eastern Market is now on the National Register of Historic Places. With the exception of a two-year renovation project due to a devastating fire in 2007, the market has been in constant operation since 1873. In fact, it was the first city-owned market aimed to help urbanize Washington and is now the lone surviving one as well. Grocery store chains nearly forced Eastern Market to board its windows, but local residents fought to keep the market open. 

Although it would be easy to look at the 2007-2009 closure as an overall loss, several benefits did come from restoring the building after the fire. Key features – like the historic skylights – were fully restored after being hidden for decades, and, in recent years, the market has undergone a renaissance and business is booming. On weekends, Seventh Street is closed to create a pedestrian plaza, and there are even tentative plans to expand and link Barrack Row to create a community-gathering hub.

Practical Info

Eastern Market is located just a few blocks east of Capital Buildings and the National Mall. Both the B and O line metros stop at the Eastern Market Station. 
Address: 225 Seventh Street, SE, Washington, D.C., USA
Hours: Tuesday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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Go to the heart of America's Legislative and Judicial branches of government on a small-group tour of Capitol Hill that explores the U.S. Capitol, the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. This tour goes inside each destination for a guided tour, and highlights include reserved-entry at the U.S. Capitol, a look at Thomas Jefferson's own book collection, and entry to the Supreme Court, with a guide to help bring Capitol Hill's fascinating politics and history to life.
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Get an insider take on DC politics, history, and landmarks on a 2-hour walking tour of Capitol Hill that concludes in a beloved local bar. You’ll see the US Capitol Building, the Supreme Court, and the Library of Congress, while chatting about current American politics and policy along the way. This 2-hour Capitol Hill walking tour is limited to 12 people for a personalized experience, and offers an up-to-date immersion in America’s historic capital city.
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