Eastern Market was built in 1873 and today is one of the few public markets left in Washington, DC. The farmers market offers fresh produce and flowers, delicatessen, baked goods, meat, fish, poultry, cheese and dairy products. The Market Lunch is known for its crab cakes and blueberry pancakes. On weekends, the Farmers Market at Eastern Market moves outdoors. Arts & Crafts Fairs are held on Saturdays and The Flea Market attracts a crowd on Sundays.
The Capitol Hill Community Foundation sponsors free concerts in May, June, September and October on the corner patio at 7th St. and North Carolina Ave., SE. The North Hall was renovated in 2009 and offers 4,000 square feet of event space.
Indoor Merchants - South Hall Market - meats, poultry, seafood, produce, pasta, baked goods, flowers, and cheeses.
Arts and Crafts - Works by painters, sculptors, independent designers, woodworkers, jewelers, potters, and photographers.
Open-air Food Market - fresh produce from farms in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Eastern Market's Fresh Tuesdays Farmer's Market is open each Tuesday from 3-7 p.m.
Flea Market - The Flea Market at Eastern Market is held on 7th Street SE between C Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE every Sunday year-round from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The outdoor market features arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles, and imports from around the world.
7th Street & North Carolina Avenue, SE
Eastern Market is located on Capitol Hill about seven blocks west of the Capitol and one block north of the Eastern Market Metro Station.
Parking near the market is limited. Free on-street parking is available on Sundays on Pennsylvania and North Carolina Avenues SE and on other nearby streets.
Garage parking is located nearby on the north side of the 600 block of Pennsylvania Ave. Note that 7th Street between C St and North Carolina is closed to vehicles on weekends.
South Hall: Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Flea Market: Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arts & Crafts Market: Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Farmers' Line: Saturday & Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A devastating fire destroyed the historic Eastern Market in 2007. City leaders, led by Mayor Adrian M. Fenty, pledged immediate support to renovate and restore the market for merchants and the local community. The renovaton restored the roof and made many upgrades will retaining the historical features of the building. Eastern Market received the Outstanding Project Award from the Structural Engineering Association of Metropolitan Washington.
Attractions Near Eastern Market
- U.S. Capitol Building
- U. S. Botanic Garden
- The Supreme Court
- The Library of Congress
- Folger Shakespeare Library & Theatre
- Sewall-Belmont House and Museum
- Capitol Hill Parks