Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

In 1864—the same year that Congress mandated funds for Arlington Cemetery—Abraham Lincoln commissioned $25,000 for construction of Washington, DC’s first Naval hospital just blocks from the Capitol. The 50-bed facility received its first patient in 1866, 24-year-old African American seaman Benjamin Drummond.

Now, 145 years later, the Old Naval Hospital, a landmark of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, has been transformed into Hill Center, a vibrant, campus-like hub for cultural enrichment, lifelong learning, and civic engagement.

Hours are general guidelines and subject to change for special events and programming

Mon-Thu 8am-8pm. Fri 8am-6pm. Sat 9am-5pm. Sun 10am-5pm.
Mon. Jan 25Family Style Series: Uyghur Noodles with Lamb Sauce (Online)
Tue. Jan 26On the Cooling Rack: Pâte à Choux Workshop (Online)
Wed. Jan 27The Whole Beast: Duck Boot Camp (Online)
Fri. Jan 29Long Lunch: Bánh Xèo, or Vietnamese Rice Crêpes (Online)
Mon. Feb 1Family Style Series: Aloo (Potato) Masala (Online)
Tue. Feb 2Kitchen 101: Sausage Making (Online)
Mon. Feb 8Family Style Series: Onigiri (Online)
Tue. Feb 9Kitchen 101: Knife Skills (Online)
Thu. Feb 11On the Cooling Rack: Chocolate Hazelnut Tart (Online)
Fri. Feb 12Long Lunch: *Chinese New Year* Dumplings (Online)

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Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital

921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
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