At this play facility by Eastern Market, the main level has a market room with pretend produce kids collect in baskets and ‘buy’ at the...
First you have to find The Fridge, a friendly gallery specializing in street art. Follow the murals and graffiti into the alley beside...
The Mug is typical of the dives in this part of town: kinda scuzzy, but self-consciously so, attracting an interesting mix of preppie...
Rose's is DC's most buzzed-about eatery – and that was before Bon Appetit named it the nation's best new restaurant in 2014. Crowds...
cnr 8th & I Sts SE · interesting places nearby
Marine Barracks information
The ‘Eighth and Eye Marines’ are on largely ceremonial duty at the nation’s oldest Marine Corps post. Most famously, this is the home barracks of the Marine Corps Band, once headed by John Philip Sousa, king of the military march, who was born nearby at 636 G St SE. On Friday evenings in summer the 1¼-hour ceremonial drill parade featuring the band, drum and bugle corps and silent drill team is a must-see. Make reservations online weeks in advance; tickets become available March 1.
You can also show up for general admission at 8pm when they distribute any unclaimed tickets. In addition, the band performs on summer Tuesdays at 7pm at the Marine Corps War Memorial by Arlington National Cemetery; no reservations are required for that one.