George Washington University
St Mary’s Episcopal Church
Built in 1887, St Mary’s was home to the first black Episcopal congregation in DC. James Renwick, designer of theSmithsonian Castle,...
This gem is the country’s only textile museum. Galleries hold exquisite fabrics and carpets. Exhibits revolve around a theme, say Asian...
It's one of the best bits of the George Washington University campus, where Colonial-revival buildings flank a green park bedecked with...
Froggy Bottom Pub
This popular GWU hangout attracts students with grub-and-pub deals, a frat-boy-esque atmosphere and the sort of shot specials that make...
There are lots of K St restaurants that serve up fusiony, modernist, wasabi-crusted-panko-seaweed-octopus-brioche kinda fare. Not the...
801 22nd St NW · interesting places nearby
George Washington University information
Known as ‘G-dub’ or ‘GW,’ the university has been a bedrock of Washington identity since its founding in 1821. Besides shaping much of the American political landscape, GW has shaped the capital itself, buying up townhouses on such a scale that it is now the city’s second-biggest landowner after the federal government. Plenty of famous alumni have studied here: Edgar Hoover, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Colin Powell, Brian Williams and Haddaway (you know, the guy who sang ‘What Is Love?’).
The school is spread over several blocks between F, 20th and 24th Sts and Pennsylvania Ave in Foggy Bottom. The best bit of the campus is University Yard , between G, H, 20th and 21st Sts, where Colonial-revival buildings flank a green park bedecked with roses and a statue of – who else? – George Washington.