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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 04:51 AM (Tuesday). 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: 3°C / 37 °F

Morning Temperature 2°C / 35 °F
Evening Temperature 0°C / 32 °F
Night Temperature -1°C / 30 °F
Chance of rainfall 3%
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1007 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 92% of sky
General Conditions Snow
Snow

Wednesday, February 10th 2016

Light snow Day: 2°C (35 °F)
Night: -4°C (25 °F)
Light snow, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, February 11th 2016

Sky is clear Day: -2°C (28 °F)
Night: -8°C (18 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, few clouds.

Friday, February 12th 2016

Light snow Day: -2°C (29 °F)
Night: -4°C (26 °F)
Light snow, gentle breeze, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

List of burials and cenotaphs at the Congressional Cemetery

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

This is a list of notable individuals who were buried at the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. , as well as those who are memorialized by cenotaphs. In particular, many U.S. senators and U. S representatives are memorialized by cenotaphs at the cemetery. Specialized terminology is used on this list. The term cenotaph includes not only monuments that are "empty tombs" or where the body is buried elsewhere, but also the graves of Congressmen who died in office which are marked by the particular style of cenotaph designed by Benjamin Latrobe for the Cemetery. "Congressman" refers to any U.S. senator or representative. A range/site listing, e.g. R31/S44, after a name gives the location of the grave or cenotaph according to the cemetery's location system. This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Burials at the Congressional Cemetery

White House Visitors Office

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

The White House Visitors Office is responsible for public tours of the White House, for maintaining a facility where the public can obtain information about the White House, and for other White House events such as the White House Easter Egg Roll, Holiday Open Houses, Spring and Fall Garden tours, State Arrival Ceremonies and other special events. The White House Visitor Center is located in the north end of the Herbert C. Hoover Building between 14th Street and 15th Street on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, in the Federal Triangle. Since September 11, 2001, it no longer serves as a starting point for those going on a reserved tour of the White House, however it does provide a unique visitor experience for those who did not schedule a tour. The themes of the six permanent exhibits are "First Families," "Symbols and Images," "White House Architecture," "White House Interiors," "Working White House," and "Ceremonies and Celebrations. " Other exhibits change throughout the year. The Visitor Center is located within President's Park and is managed by the National Park Service. It houses a small bookstore operated by the White House Historical Association. The office is located in the East Wing of the White House and employed seven people at the start of the 2000s. Its role has been unique in that, up to 2001, the White House was the only home of a head of state that was regularly open to the public at no cost. Since January 2009, the Director of the White House Visitors Office has been Ellie Schafer.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Executive Office of the President of the United States
  • Visitor centers in the United States
  • White House

Fort Stanton (Washington, D.C.)

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

Fort Stanton was a Civil War-era fortification constructed in the hills above Anacostia in the District of Columbia, USA, and was intended to prevent Confederate artillery from threatening the Washington Navy Yard. It also guarded the approach to the bridge that connected Anacostia (then known as Uniontown) with Washington. Built in 1861, the fort was expanded throughout the war and was joined by two subsidiary forts: Fort Ricketts and Fort Snyder. Following the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia, it was dismantled and the land returned to its original owner. It never saw combat. Abandoned after the war, the site of the fort was planned to be part of a grand "Fort Circle" park system encircling the city of Washington. Though this system of interconnected parks never was fully implemented, the site of the fort is today a park maintained by the National Park Service, and a historical marker stands near the fort's original location.

This attraction is classified as:

  • American Civil War forts
  • Civil War defenses of Washington, D.C.
  • Forts in the District of Columbia
  • History of the District of Columbia

Virginia Avenue Tunnel

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

The Virginia Avenue Tunnel is a railroad tunnel in Washington, D.C. owned by CSX Transportation. It is part of the CSX RF&P Subdivision and serves freight trains along the eastern seaboard routes, providing a bypass around Union Station. The single-track tunnel is located under Virginia Avenue SE, from 15th and M Streets SE to 2nd St. and Virginia Avenue SE. The eastern portal connects to the Anacostia Railroad Bridge and the CSX Capital Subdivision. At the western end the RF&P Sub runs to the Long Bridge into Virginia.

This attraction is classified as:

  • CSX Transportation bridges and tunnels
  • Pennsylvania Railroad bridges and tunnels
  • Railroad tunnels in Washington, D.C.
  • Tunnels completed in 1872

Douglass (Washington, D.C.)

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

Douglass is a residential neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. , on the eastern side of St. Elizabeths Hospital, on the border of the Congress Heights Metro Station. It is bounded by Suitland Parkway to the north and east, Alabama Avenue to the south, and the St. Elizabeths campus to the west. Douglass, which sits atop a hilly ridge that is the highest point in Southeast Washington, was once almost entirely occupied by two public housing complexes: Douglass Dwellings and Stanton Dwellings. It is now one of the up-and-coming areas of Washington, DC, with a SuperGiant, several national banks, and an International House of Pancakes. It is also very close to THEARC (Town Hall Education Arts and Recreation Center), with institutions such as Trinity Washington University (formerly Trinity College), the School of the Washington Ballet and the Levine School of Music. The area has several new homes in the $200-400,000 range, and several historic Jewish cemeteries, including the Adas Israel and Elisavetgrad cemeteries. The neighborhood is named for the famed American abolitionist Frederick Douglass, whose homestead sits approximately one mile north of his namesake community.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Frederick Douglass
  • Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C.

Pope Branch

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

Pope Branch is a tributary stream of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. The headwaters of the stream originate near Fort Davis Drive, and the branch flows roughly northwest for about 1 mile to the Anacostia, which drains to the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay. The watershed area of Pope Branch is about 0.4 square miles . Pope Branch is in a highly urbanized area and the stream has suffered from urban runoff pollution and leaking sewer pipes. The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (WASA) has begun a repair project for the sewer line, and is projected to complete in 2011. Other stream restoration projects are being planned by the Pope Branch Alliance, a partnership of the DC Department of the Environment, WASA, the District Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pope Branch Citizens Alliance.

This attraction is classified as:

  • Anacostia River
  • Rivers of Washington, D.C.

Randle Highlands

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

Randle Highlands is a neighborhood in Southeast Washington, D.C. , east of the Anacostia River. Randle Highlands is bounded by Pennsylvania Avenue SE to the north; Naylor Road, 27th Street, and Texas Avenue to the south; Fort Stanton Park to the southeast; and Minnesota Avenue to the west.

This attraction is classified as:

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

D.C. United Stadium

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

D.C. United Stadium is an informal name that has been given for several soccer-specific stadium sites in the Washington, D.C. area. Ever since the initial proposal in 2006, D.C. United has had two additional stadium proposals that have failed to form. The present proposal is a stadium in Buzzard Point, seating an unconfirmed amount of people. The first proposal, colloquially known as "Poplar Point Stadium" would have been built in the new Poplar Point neighborhood, south of the Anacostia River, with the stadium overlooking Nationals Ballpark, the home ballpark for the Washington Nationals baseball team. The stadium, expected to seat 24,000–30,000, was to be part of mixed housing and development in one contractor's bid. That bid, however, stalled, when there were financial arguments as to how much of the stadium would be funded by the city, the contractors and the club itself. The initial proposal fell through in the summer of 2007. Despite the failed bid, then-mayor of D.C. , Adrian Fenty opted to have a closed door meeting in February 2008 to discuss the city funding $150 million for the club. However, despite a short-lived renowned interest, when Council took recess in July 2008, the plan never was brought up, and ultimately failed. After the failed first bid, the second stadium plan involved constructing a stadium in adjacent Prince George's County, Maryland. In mid-February 2009, United co-owner Victor MacFarlane, announced the club had been in discussions with the Prince George's County Board of Supervisors to discuss the possibility of a new stadium for the club. Two months later, the legislation for a new stadium failed to pass the board, leaving the club without a stadium plan. Finally, after a two year wait, talks emerged in January 2011 about the possibility of unused land in Buzzard Point serving as the main ground for the club.

This attraction is classified as:

  • D.C. United
  • Major League Soccer stadiums
  • Proposed stadiums
  • Proposed stadiums in the United States
  • Soccer venues in Maryland

More facts and things to research:

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Hotels & Hostels: Places to stay

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Capitol Skyline Hotel***

Capitol Skyline Hotel

Very close

< 2 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: 10 I Street SW, 20024 Washington

The three-star Capitol Skyline Hotel with its recently renovated rooms and friendly shuttle service is located in downtown Washington, in a privileged setting close to the sights of Washington...

Courtyard Washington Convention Center***

Courtyard Washington Convention Center

Very close

< 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...

Harrington Hotel

Harrington Hotel

Very close

< 3 mi.

Address: 11TH & E Streets Northwest, 20004 Washington

We would like to enthusiastically welcome you to the Harrington Hotel. Our hotels rules are very accommodating when it comes to travelling with domestic pets. ...

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Washington***

Howard Johnson Express Inn - Washington

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

We would like to happily welcome you to the Howard Johnson Express Inn - Washington. As a member of the Howard Johnson family, the Howard Johnson Express Inn - Washington is part of a network...

Marriott at Metro Center***

Marriott at Metro Center

< 3 mi.
Middle Class Hotel
Address: 775 12th Street NW, 20005 Washington

Our whole crew would like to warmly welcome you to the Marriott at Metro Center. When you stay at a hotel that is a part of the Marriott International family you can be certain that all of your...

Days Inn Washington DC/Gateway

Days Inn Washington DC/Gateway

< 4 mi.

Address: 2700 New York Avenue NE, 20002 Washington

In the name of our entire crew, we welcome you cordially to the Days Inn Washington DC/Gateway. As a member of the Days Inn family, this hotel is part of a network dedicated to providing you...

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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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