The Historical Society of Washington, DC
801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20001

Phone: 202-249-3955

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The Historical Society of Washington, D.C., is a community-supported educational and research organization that collects, interprets, and shares the history of our nation's capital. Founded in 1894, it serves a diverse audience through its collections, public programs, exhibitions, and publications.

Washington is known throughout the world as a monumental federal city. Less well-known are the stories of Washington's many diverse and vibrant communities. The Society helps make this local history easily accessible to the public to promote a sense of identity, place, and pride in Washington and to preserve this heritage for future generations.

Kiplinger Research Library
We are pleased to welcome researchers by prior appointment Monday through Thursday. Appointments can be made by contacting us at library@historydc.org. For more information, please see: Plan Your Visit.

Window to Washington Exhibit

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: 10AM - 4PM Group tours available by appointment. Please contact info@historydc.org


HSW offices, library, and exhibits are closed on the following holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.



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