Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
The Moorland-Spingarn Research Center boasts the nation’s largest collection of African American literature. Tours are by appoinment...
The Founders’ Library is a handsome Georgian building with a gold spire and giant clock that serves as Howard University’s architectural...
Howard University Gallery of Art
The uni's Gallery of Art holds an impressive collection of work, largely dominated by African and African American artists.
The 9:30, which can pack 1200 people into a surprisingly compact venue, is the granddaddy of the live music scene in DC. Pretty much...
This diner located next to 9:30 Club is a prime place to go before or after a show. The cheeky burgers are named after musicians, like...
2400 6th St NW · interesting places nearby
Howard University information
Founded in 1867, Howard remains the nation’s most prestigious traditionally African American institute of higher education. Distinguished alumni include the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (who enrolled after he was turned away from the University of Maryland’s then all-white law school), Ralph Bunche, Nobel laureate Toni Morrison and former New York City mayor David Dinkins. Today Howard enrolls around 10,000 students in 18 schools. The Shaw neighborhood is as defined by Howard University as Georgetown is by her titular school.
Staff and students give free campus tours . You must reserve in advance.