Eastern Market

One of the District's three original open-air marketplaces, Eastern Market was burned twice, nearly decimated by the Civil War and threatened with closure by the government. This remarkable landmark has survived to become the anchor of the vibrant Eastern Market neighborhood in Capitol Hill.


Stroll the streets lined with Victorian, Romanesque, Queen Anne, Second Empire and Federal architectural eye candy.

Lose yourself in pages at Capitol Hill Books. Share Joselito with someone special. Sharpen your knife skills at Hill’s Kitchen. Blend with the smells, colors and sounds of the historic indoor/outdoor market.

Sip artisanal Peregrine coffee with your Bayou Bakery beignets. Throw a bowl at Eastern Market Pottery. Sneak into Harold Black for a Smoke On The Rio Grande. 

Toe tap, hum along, haggle and nibble. Depart with an armful of goodies and a smile on your lips... or stay. Buy a a piece of history and take up the boho lifestyle in Eastern Market. YOLO.

SCHOOLS

BRENT ELEMENTARY

Public • PK • Free

FRIENDSHIP CHAMBERLAIN

Public Charter • Grades 6-8

CESAR CHAVEZ

Public Charter • Grades 9-12

For a full, updated list of schools, visit EBIS. Click the cap to go to school website. School data by SchoolDigger

TRANSPORTATION

METRO

Eastern Market Metro runs on the Orange, Blue & Silver lines

BUSES

About 30 Bus Lines run through Eastern Market

BIKESHARE

There are 8 Capital Bikeshare stations in Eastern Market

CAR SERVICES

Car service options in Eastern Market include taxis, Lyft, Uber, Car2Go and ZipCar

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Neighborhood History


One of Three

The Eastern Market is of of the three original public marketplaces in Pierre L'Enfant's plan for the city. Two pre-existing markets were located in Alexandria and Georgetown. The first Eastern Market, at 7th & L near the Navy Yard, sustained extensive fire damage during the British attack of 1814. After being repaired, it operated until supplies were cut off during the Civil War.

Decline and Relocation

Eastern Market eventually fell into decline and was all but abandoned until 1873, when it was relocated to its current location, housed in a 19th-century brick building designed by Adolf Cluss on 7th Street SE, a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol.

The Glasgows

The market downturn following World War II again threatened the Eastern Market. When the DC Government moved to close public markets in the mid-1950's, fish market operator Charles Glasgow, Sr., suggested he assume management responsibility for the market. The Eastern Market Corporation was formed and leased the South and Center Halls, now managed by Eastern Market Ventures. Glasgow's family still operates the fish market. In recent years, the Market has served as a focal point in the revitalization of the Capitol Hill area, making Eastern Market once again a "town center," both politically and commercially.

The Last of Its Kind

Eastern Market was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Despite competition from grocery chains, the market has remained open, supported by local residents. Again damaged by fire in 2007, the market reopened in 2009 following an extensive renovation. Eastern Market is the only historic public market building remaining in the District operating with a public market function.

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