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Anacostia in Washington, D.C. (region) is a town in United States - about 3 mi (or 6 km) South-East of Washington, the country's capital city.

Current time in Anacostia is now 06:27 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "America / New York" with an UTC offset of -4 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger places might be interesting for you: Anacostia, Barry Farms, Buena Vista, Fairlawn, Washington or Pittsburgh. While being here, make sure to check out East Washington Heights, Capitol Heights, Glenarden Woods, Royale Gardens, Tyrol Estates and University Gardens as well. We know of 4 airports near Anacostia. The clostest airport we found is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (IATA: DCA) with a distance of 3 mi (or 4.9 km) West of the city centre of Anacostia.

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Location insights

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 85 °F

Morning Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 75%
Air Pressure 1020.9 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 12% of sky
General Conditions Few clouds
Few clouds

Friday, July 29th 2016

Very heavy rain Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 21°C (71 °F)
Very heavy rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Saturday, July 30th 2016

Light rain Day: 30°C (85 °F)
Night: 22°C (72 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Sunday, July 31st 2016

Moderate rain Day: 28°C (83 °F)
Night: 23°C (74 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, broken clouds.

Webcam Collection

Washington D.C.: D.C

Still of webcam in Anacostia

lat/lng: 38.897 / -77.009
4 mi from city centre The cam "Washington D.C.: D.C" is located in Washington and has been submitted by user earthTV. This citycam has been viewed 573,075 times.

Washington D.C.: D.C

Still of webcam in Anacostia

lat/lng: 38.895 / -77.028
4.9 mi from city centre The cam "Washington D.C.: D.C" is located in Washington and has been submitted by user National Park Service. This citycam has been viewed 10,770 times.


Washington D.C.

Still of webcam in Anacostia

lat/lng: 38.896 / -77.04
5.9 mi from city centre The cam "Washington D.C." is located in Washington and has been submitted by user James56. This citycam has been viewed 78,172 times.

Washington D.C.: The Whit...

Still of webcam in Anacostia

lat/lng: 38.887 / -77.069
7.7 mi from city centre The cam "Washington D.C.: The White House − National Mall − Washington Monument" is located in Washington and has been submitted by user Ute974. This citycam has been viewed 122,441 times.


Massachusetts Avenue Heig...

Still of webcam in Anacostia

lat/lng: 38.927 / -77.065
9.7 mi from city centre The cam "Massachusetts Avenue Heights: Provincetown Town Hall Square" is located in Massachusetts Avenue Heights and has been submitted by user camscape.com. This citycam has been viewed 15,158 times.

Massachusetts Avenue Heig...

Still of webcam in Anacostia

lat/lng: 38.927 / -77.065
9.7 mi from city centre The cam "Massachusetts Avenue Heights: Stanley Park Duck Pond Webcams" is located in Massachusetts Avenue Heights and has been submitted by user camscape.com. This citycam has been viewed 10,872 times.


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Map of local sightseeing hints

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Chair (sculpture)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Chair is a public artwork designed as an advertisement by Bassett Furniture, located at the intersection of Martin Luther King Ave. and V. Street S.E. , in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. , United States of America. Chair was originally surveyed as part of the Smithsonian's Save Outdoor Sculpture! survey in 1994. It was once considered the world's largest chair, but has been overtaken by works like Broken Chair in Geneva and the temporary The Writer on Hampstead Heath in London.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1959 sculptures
  • Advertisements
  • Aluminium sculptures
  • Chairs
  • Novelty buildings in the United States
  • Outdoor sculptures in Washington, D.C.
  • Roadside attractions in the United States

11th Street Bridges

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The 11th Street Bridges are a pair of one-way bridges across the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. , United States. The southbound structure is officially named the Officer Kevin J. Welsh Memorial Bridge, while the northbound structure is officially named the 11th Street Bridge. The bridges convey Interstate 295 across the Anacostia to its northern terminus at Interstate 695. The bridges also connect the neighborhood of Anacostia with the rest of the city of Washington. Beginning in 2009, construction began on three spans (two carrying freeway traffic, one carrying local-only traffic) to replace the existing bridges. In 2004, the bridges carried 86,000 vehicles per day, the second-largest volume of the four "middle Anacostia River" bridge crossings.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Bridges completed in 1965
  • Bridges completed in 1970
  • Bridges on the Interstate Highway System
  • Bridges over the Anacostia River
  • Interstate 95
  • Road bridges in Washington, D.C.

Anacostia High School

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Anacostia High School homepage

Anacostia High School is a public high school located in the Southeast quadrant of the District of Columbia.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Public high schools in Washington, D.C.

American Poetry Museum

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The American Poetry Museum (APM) is a museum dedicated to American poetry, located in Anacostia, Washington, D.C. , USA. The museum was founded in 2004. As well as a traditional museum role, APM also provides a community meeting place.

This attraction is classified as:

  • American poetry
  • History museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Literary museums in the United States
  • Museums established in 2004
  • Poetry museums

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Honfleur Gallery located on Good Hope Road in the historic Anacostia neighborhood of Washington, D.C. , is a gallery that was established in January 2007 by the Action to Rehabilitate Community Housing group. The art gallery opened amid concerns of whether an art gallery was what the neighborhood needed.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 2007 establishments in the United States
  • Art galleries established in 2007
  • Art galleries in Washington, D.C.

Southeast, Washington, D.C

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Southeast (SE or S.E. ) is the southeastern quadrant of Washington, D.C. , the capital of the United States, and is located south of East Capitol Street and east of South Capitol Street. It includes the Capitol Hill and Anacostia neighborhoods, the Navy Yard, the U.S. Marine Barracks, the Anacostia River waterfront, Eastern Market, the remains of several Civil War-era forts, historic St. Elizabeths Hospital, RFK Stadium, Nationals Park, and the Congressional Cemetery. It is also contains a landmark known as "The Big Chair," located on Martin Luther King Avenue. The quadrant is bisected by the Anacostia River, with the portion that is west of the river sometimes referred to as "Near Southeast".

This attraction is classified as:

  • Geography of Washington, D.C.

Fairlawn (Washington, D.C.)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Fairlawn is a working class and middle class residential neighborhood located in southeast Washington, D.C. It is bounded by Interstate 295, Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Minnesota Avenue SE (between Pennsylvania Avenue SE and Naylor Road SE), Naylor Road SE (between Minnesota Avenue SE Good Hope Road SE), and Good Hope Road SE. Fairlawn is located at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:38|52|15|N|076|58|44|W| |primary |name= }} (38.8709456, -76.9788641), at an elevation of 26 feet (8 metres).

This attraction is classified as:

  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

National Museum of the United States Navy

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: National Museum of the United States Navy homepage

The National Museum of the United States Navy, or U.S. Navy Museum for short, is the flagship museum of the United States Navy and is located in the former Breech Mechanism Shop of the old Naval Gun Factory on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. , USA. The U.S. Navy Museum is one of fifteen official Navy museums, and is part of the Naval History & Heritage Command, the official history program of the United States Navy.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Maritime museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Military and war museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Museums established in 1961
  • United States Navy facilities
  • United States Navy museums

Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C homepage

Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C. is located at the corner 8th and I Streets, Southeast in Washington, D.C. Established in 1801, it is a National Historic Landmark, the oldest post in the United States Marine Corps, the official residence of the Commandant of the Marine Corps since 1806, and main ceremonial grounds of the Corps. It is also home to the "Commandant's Own" Marine Drum & Bugle Corps and the "President's Own" U.S. Marine Band. Barracks Marines conduct ceremonial missions in and around the National Capitol Region as well as abroad. They also provide security at designated locations around Washington, D.C. as necessary, carry out the distance education and training program of the Marine Corps through the Marine Corps Institute, and Barracks officers are part of the White House Social Aide Program. Marine Barracks Washington and the Historic Home of the Commandants were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. A 6-acre property with eight contributing buildings was included in the listing. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1976.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1801 establishments in the United States
  • Barracks in the United States
  • Buildings of the United States government in Washington, D.C.
  • Historic districts in Washington, D.C.
  • Military facilities in Washington, D.C.
  • Military units and formations established in 1801
  • National Historic Landmarks in Washington, D.C.
  • United States Marine Corps bases

USS Barry (DD-933)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

USS Barry (DD-933) was one of eighteen Forrest Sherman-class destroyers of the United States Navy, and was the third US destroyer to be named for Commodore John Barry. Commissioned in 1954, she spent most of her career in the Caribbean, Atlantic, and Mediterranean, but also served in the Vietnam War, for which she earned two battle stars. Another notable aspect of her service was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Decommissioned in 1982, she is now a museum ship at the Washington Navy Yard.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1955 ships
  • Cold War destroyers of the United States
  • Forrest Sherman-class destroyers
  • Military and war museums in Washington, D.C.
  • Museum ships in Washington, D.C.
  • Museums established in 1984
  • Ships built in Maine
  • Vietnam War destroyers of the United States

Fort Prince George

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Fort Prince George was an uncompleted fort on what is now the site of Pittsburgh, at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The site was originally a trading post established by Ohio Company trader William Trent in the 1740s. Fort Prince George (named for the crown prince, later King George III) was started in January 1754 by 41 Virginians in 1754. The plan to occupy the strategic forks was formed by Virginia Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie with the advice of Lieutenant Colonel George Washington, who Dinwiddie had sent on a mission to warn French commanders in late 1753, and who had made a military assessment of the site. Captain Trent was in command of the force that was constructing the fort, which was driven off by a force of 1,000 French and Indians led by Claude-Pierre Pécaudy de Contrecœur. At the time of the appearance of the French and Indians, Trent had been recalled to Wills Creek for a conference and his second-in-command, Lieutenant John Fraser (frontiersman), was at his own plantation at Turtle Creek on the Mononghela River, leaving Ensign Edward Ward in charge at the time of Fort Prince George's surrender on April 18, 1754. This was the first real aggression of the war, and led to George Washington's surprise attack at the Battle of Jumonville Glen. Fraser was later court-martialled for desertion at Williamsburg but was acquitted and later served as Chief of Scouts to General Edward Braddock. It was the first of five forts that were built to control the strategic "Forks of the Ohio". The French built Fort Duquesne after seizing the site, and the British built Fort Pitt after they captured the site in the 1758 Forbes Expedition. Mercer's Fort was a temporary British fort built to repel a French counter attack while Fort Pitt was being built. The last fort in the immediate area of what is now downtown Pittsburgh was named Fort Lafayette and was located further up the Allegheny River. 32x28px Pittsburgh portal

This attraction is classified as:

  • British forts in the United States
  • Colonial forts in Pennsylvania
  • Forts in Pennsylvania
  • French and Indian War forts
  • History of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bonus Army

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

The Bonus Army was the popular name of an assemblage of some 43,000 marchers—17,000 World War I veterans, their families, and affiliated groups—who gathered in Washington, D.C. , in the spring and summer of 1932 to demand early cash-payment redemption of their service certificates. Its organizers called it the Bonus Expeditionary Force to echo the name of World War I's American Expeditionary Force, while the media called it the Bonus March. It was led by Walter W. Waters, a former Army sergeant. Many of the war veterans had been out of work since the beginning of the Great Depression. The World War Adjusted Compensation Act of 1924 had awarded them bonuses in the form of certificates they could not redeem until 1945. Each service certificate, issued to a qualified veteran soldier, bore a face value equal to the soldier's promised payment plus compound interest. The principal demand of the Bonus Army was the immediate cash payment of their certificates. Retired Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler, one of the most popular military figures of the time, visited their camp to back the effort and encourage them. On July 28, U.S. Attorney General William D. Mitchell ordered the veterans removed from all government property. Washington police met with resistance, shots were fired and two veterans were wounded and later died. Veterans were also shot dead at other locations during the demonstration. President Herbert Hoover then ordered the army to clear the veterans' campsite. Army Chief of Staff General Douglas MacArthur commanded the infantry and cavalry supported by six tanks. The Bonus Army marchers with their wives and children were driven out, and their shelters and belongings burned. A second, smaller Bonus March in 1933 at the start of the Roosevelt Administration was defused in May with an offer of jobs for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Fort Hunt, Virginia, which most of the group accepted. Those who chose not to work for the CCC by the May 22 deadline were given transportation home. In 1936, Congress overrode President Franklin D. Roosevelt's veto and paid the veterans their bonus years early.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1932 in Washington, D.C.
  • Great Depression in the United States
  • History of the United States (1918–1945)
  • Political repression in the United States
  • Protest marches in Washington, D.C.

Barney Circle

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Barney Circle is a small neighborhood located on the western bank of the Anacostia River in southeast Washington, D.C. The "circle" refers to the traffic circle (or semicircle, as the case may be) that intersects Pennsylvania Avenue SE as it crosses the Anacostia. Barney itself is named for Commodore Joshua Barney, commander of the Chesapeake Bay Flotilla in the War of 1812.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
  • Squares, plazas, and circles in Washington, D.C.
  • Streets in Washington, D.C.

Skyland, Washington, D.C

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Skyland is a neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is bounded by Good Hope Road to the northeast, Alabama Avenue to the southeast, and Fort Stanton Park to the south and west. Also see article on Anacostia. The District is in the midst of redeveloping the 18-acre Skyland Shopping Center at Alabama Avenue and Naylor Road, SE in Ward 7 into a mixed-used town center. The District is working with the Rappaport Cos. and the William S. Smith Cos. on a master plan for the site. Initial plans for Skyland call for more than 320,000 square feet of retail space—a combination of high-quality, large format national-brand retailers and neighborhood serving shops and restaurants. The project will also include 420 to 470 units of housing, about 80 percent of the units will be condos and 20 percent will be apartments. There are several outstanding legal issues associated with the project that have complicated the development process, but the District is working closely with the development team and its architects, Torti Gallas & Partners, to accelerate the pre-development work so the project moves on a parallel track with the legal process. The development team expects to have its master plan completed and a Planned Unit Development (PUD) application filed with the Zoning Commission by the spring of 2008. The District and development team are negotiating the business terms of their agreement. The DC Council has already approved a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) package to provide gap financing for the project. Skyland is within the Good Hope neighborhood and borders Hillcrest to the east and Naylor Gardens to the southeast.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.
  • Populated places in Washington, D.C. with African American majority populations

Potomac Avenue (WMATA station)

Located at 38.87, -76.98 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
More reading: Wikipedia Article

Potomac Ave is an island platformed Washington Metro station in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C. , United States. The station was opened on July 1, 1977, and is operated by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). Providing service for both the Blue and Orange Lines, the station is also scheduled to be on the Silver Line route, which is expected to start operations in 2013. The station serves a dense residential area of Southeast Washington around Potomac Avenue and is located at 14th and G Streets. The station opened on July 1, 1977. Its opening coincided with the completion of 11.8 miles of rail between National Airport and RFK Stadium and the opening of the Arlington Cemetery, Capitol South, Crystal City, Eastern Market, Farragut West, Federal Center SW, Federal Triangle, Foggy Bottom–GWU, L'Enfant Plaza, McPherson Square, National Airport, Pentagon, Pentagon City, Rosslyn, Smithsonian and Stadium–Armory stations. Orange Line service to the station began upon the line's opening on November 20, 1978.

This attraction is classified as:

  • 1977 establishments in Washington, D.C.
  • Blue Line (Washington Metro)
  • Orange Line (Washington Metro)
  • Railway stations opened in 1977
  • Silver Line (Washington Metro)
  • Washington Metro stations in Washington, D.C.

More facts and things to research:

More facts related to this place you might find interesting: Barry Farm, Good Hope (Washington, D.C.), D.C. United Stadium, Virginia Avenue Tunnel, Fort Stanton (Washington, D.C.), White House Visitors Office, List of burials and cenotaphs at the Congressional Cemetery, Douglass (Washington, D.C.), Pope Branch, Anacostia (WMATA station), Garfield Heights (Washington, D.C.), Alexander Dallas Bache Monument, Randle Highlands and John Philip Sousa Bridge

Hotels & Hostels: Places to stay

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THE GEORGE A KIMPTON HTL****

THE GEORGE A KIMPTON HTL

Very close

< 2 mi.
Upper Class Hotel
Address: 15 E Street NW, 20001 Washington

In the name of our whole team, we welcome you proudly to the THE GEORGE A KIMPTON HTL. Our hotel is located very close to the station (just 0,34 km as the crow flies). The hotel's manager t is...

Hyatt Regency Washington****

Hyatt Regency Washington

Very close

< 2 mi.
Upper Class Hotel
Address: 400 New Jersey Ave Northwest, 20001 Washington

We would like to gladly welcome you to the Hyatt Regency Washington. As a member of the Hyatt Hotels & Resorts family, this hotel is part of a network dedicated to providing you with total satisfaction...

MANDARIN ORIENTAL WASHINGTONDC*****

MANDARIN ORIENTAL WASHINGTONDC

Top Class

< 3 mi.
High Class Hotel
Address: 1330 MARYLAND AVENUE SW, 20024 Washington

We would like to warmly welcome you to the MANDARIN ORIENTAL WASHINGTONDC. Luxury Hotels are easy to find, but they are not all created equal. Make the right choice and book a room at this handsome...

Courtyard Washington Convention Center***

Courtyard Washington Convention Center

< 3 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: 900 F Street, NW, 20004 Washington

Our entire staff would like to cordially welcome you to the Courtyard Washington Convention Center. As a member of the Marriott International family, this hotel is part of a network dedicated...

PHOENIX PARK HOTEL***

PHOENIX PARK HOTEL

< 3 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: 520 NORTH CAPITAL STREET NW, 20001 Washington

Our whole crew would like to cordially welcome you to the PHOENIX PARK HOTEL. It is a short distance to the station from the well-appointed hotel. Make yourself at home To reach your homy room...

HOWARD JOHNSON INN WASHINGTON***

HOWARD JOHNSON INN WASHINGTON

< 3 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: 600 New York Avenue NE, 20002 Washington

In the name of our whole team, we welcome you warmly to the HOWARD JOHNSON INN WASHINGTON. During your stay, make use of the laundry service. ...

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Videos from the area

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Restorying the Anacostia River

published: May 03, 2012 length: 59:44 min
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author: Emma Boorboor

A film by Emma Boorboor, Danny Peters, and Rasheda Khan "To fully RESTORE the Anacostia River, we must RESTORY it." This film tells a more positive story about the Anacostia River and its

Trash on the Anacostia: Trash Skimmers at work

published: August 13, 2010 length: 30:30 min
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author: Anacostia Riverkeeper

Anacostia Riverkeeper went patrolling on the river to see how it fared in Thursday's storms, and was able to catch the DC Water skimmer boats in action, picking up trash from the surface

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