Capitol Hill is primarily residential, but it's a relaxing escape from tourist congestion along the Mall. Protected by history-honoring residents, Capitol Hill's 100-year-old town homes and tree-lined streets are postcard-perfect. Shakespeareans will revel in the Folger Shakespeare Library, and hardcore book lovers must visit Capitol Hill Books (don't bring your e-reader—they'll kick you out). The Eastern Market is the heart of the area, where vendors sell farm-fresh lunches and the weekend farmers market features seasonal produce from nearby farms. The neighborhood is accessible by the Capitol South and Eastern Market Metro stops.
Things to Do and See Near Capitol Hill