Capitol Hill

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Capitol Hill is a historic neighborhood in Washington DC that gets its name from the iconic congressional building that overlooks it. It is the USA's epicenter of power, home to some of the chief pillars of government -– the House of Representatives and Senate at the Capitol Building, House and Senate office buildings, and the Supreme Court. It is bordered by the Anacostia River to the east, National Mall to the west, Washington Navy Yard to the south and H Street corridor to the north. The area also has other important buildings such as the Library of Congress, Marine Barracks on Barracks Row, and Congressional Cemetery.

For a break from the awe-inspiring mighty institutions that dot the area, head to the Eastern Market which offers a good array of produce, delicacies and souvenirs. The Folger Shakespeare Library nearby houses the world's largest collection of the printed works of the Bard of Avon. The U.S. Botanic Garden at the base of Capitol Hill is another relaxing retreat.

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About Capitol Hill

 Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA

 Nearest Transit: Capitol South (Blue Line, Orange Line & Silver Line)

Capitol Hill and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
National Gallery of Art

National Gallery of Art(1.8 km)
The staggering depth and breadth of the world-class collections here are a clear testament to U.

United States Capitol

United States Capitol(1 km)
Nestled on a plateau in Capitol Hill at the eastern end of the National Mall in Washington DC, the Capitol is a power centre, home to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

National Museum of Natural History

National Museum of Natural History(2.2 km)
The real show stoppers here are the gargantuan, complete dinosaur fossils, and you won't have to search to find them! Further into the museum you'll find displays of world cultures, meteorites, mineral samples, and the evolution of life from beginnings to today.

National Air and Space Museum

National Air and Space Museum(1.6 km)
Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the National Air and Space Museum houses the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world and is one of the most visited museums in the world.

Supreme Court

Supreme Court(0.7 km)
The awe-inspiring Neoclassical Supreme Court Building is the seat of the hallowed institution of the Supreme Court of the United States and the nerve center of the Judicial Branch of government.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress(0.5 km)
Originally founded by the third President of the USA Thomas Jefferson, the Library of Congress has the largest collection of books in the world.

National Portrait Gallery USA

National Portrait Gallery USA(2.4 km)
The renovation is the talk of the town.

National Postal Museum

National Postal Museum(1.6 km)
The Smithsonian's own philatelist Shangri-La has one of the world's largest collections of rare stamps, as well as exhibitions of how mail has been delivered throughout history, and other ways that the mail shapes culture.

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