In the Neighborhood

Photo of museum entrance

While the museum does not have a café on site, there are many dining options nearby. The following restaurants are located within a few blocks.

Circa (American)
2221 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-506-5589

Founding Farmers (organic American)
1924 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
202-822-8783

Lindy’s Red Lion (Burgers)
2040 I Street, NW
202-452-0055

Roti Mediterranean Grill (Wraps)
2221 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-499-2095

The Shops at 2000 Penn
(Au Bon Pain, Bertucci’s, Chipotle)
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Paul (Fast casual French)
2000 Pennsylvania Ave NW
(202) 524-4655

Soi 38 (Thai)
2101 L Street, NW
202-558-9215

Starbucks
2130 H Street, NW
(202) 994-0200

Sweetgreen (Salads)
2221 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-507-8357

Tonic (American)
2036 G Street, NW
202-296-0211

Whole Foods
2201 I (Eye) Street, NW
202-296-1660

District Commons (American)
2200 Washington Circle NW
(202) 587-8277

Devon and Blakely (Soup, salad, sandwiches)
2200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
(202) 659-9070

FoBo Gro (Grab-and-go sandwiches and salads)
2140 F St NW
(202) 296-0125

Potbelly’s (Sandwiches and salads)
616 23rd St NW
(202) 242-8700

On View

Best Laid Plans: Designs for a Capital City

This exhibition examines unrealized designs for the Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and other structures around the city, through historical prints and paintings from the collection.

Songs of the Civil War

This exhibition showcases historical sheet music that provided the soundtrack to a nation divided by war.

Detail of Peruvian tunic

Selections from The Textile Museum Collection

You can always find a rotating selection of objects from The Textile Museum Collection on view in the museum's lower-level galleries, including many objects that have rarely or never before been displayed.

Treasures from the Albert H. Small Collection

A selection of maps, letters, prints, and artifacts on display from the museum’s Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection includes recent acquisitions and rare treasures.

Textiles 101

Interactive displays allow you to enter the mind of an artist to explore fiber, structure, color, and the creative choices that influence textile design.