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Saturday, May 3 • 8:00am - 9:00am
To Market, To Market -- Local Art, Crafts & Breakfast: Eastern Market Walking Tour

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Built in 1873 and located on Capitol Hill, Eastern Market is DC’s original and premier food & arts Market. Throughout the week, vendors inside the Market sell the freshest meats, produce, cheeses and pastries. Each weekend, hundreds of DC’s best local artists and crafters set up tents in the street and plazas surrounding Eastern market to sell paintings, sculpture, pottery, photographs, flowers, pastries, handmade crafts, jewelry, and baubles of every description. In addition, there is a Flea Market every weekend just across the street!

Breakfast on the weekend at Market Lunch at Eastern Market is a Capitol Hill tradition – be prepared to wait in line and bring cash! Completed in 1873 and refurbished in 2009, the market was designed by Adolph Cluss, a prominent local architect responsible for many post-Civil War buildings in the District of Columbia. Typical of the commercial architecture of the period, Eastern Market is one of the few public markets left in Washington, DC, and the only one retaining its original public market function.

A tour shepherd will accompany the group to Eastern market by Metro, point out some highlights, and will turn you loose in what feels like a festival! You can wander the Market and have breakfast on your own.

When you are ready simply take the Metro (one block away from Eastern market) back to the Grand Hyatt Hotel. A map will be provided. 

Maximum Participants: 50

Fee:
Free, with the exception of transportation costs.

Transportation:
The group will take Metro to the Eastern Market stop and will leave at 8:00am. Fare is $1.70 each way with a SmarTrip card, or $2.70 each way with a paper farecard. Please meet the tour shepherd near the shoe shine stand in the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to departure.


Saturday May 3, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am
Eastern Market 225 7th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

Attendees (58)