Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
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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-9pm. Fri 8am-6pm. Sat 9am-5pm. Sun 12N-5pm.
Sunday: 12 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Hill Center Galleries are open to the general public:
Mon-Thu 10am-7pm. Fri 10am-5pm. Sat 9am-5pm. Sun 12N-5pm.
(Occasional closings for special events—please call 202-549-4172 for confirmation)
|Thru Jan. 6, 2019||JoEllen Murphy: The Vibrant Landscape|
|Thru Jan. 6, 2019||Alec Dubro: Hearts in Atlantis|
|Thru Jan. 6, 2019||Cecilia Armellin: Wink on Asia|
|Thru Jan. 6, 2019||Aziza Claudia Gibson-Hunter: Playing to WIN|
|Thru Jan. 6, 2019||Sally Canzoneri: Then – And Now|
|Thru Jan. 6, 2019||Cedric Baker: Soul Searching…Transitions in Soul|
|Thu. Dec 13||Resolve to Write|
|Thu. Dec 20||DC Strings presents Handel’s Messiah and Holiday Hymns|
|Sat. Jan 5, 2019||Brunch with Bubbly: Savory, Southern New Year’s Brunch|
|Sat. Jan 12, 2019||Pastry Fundamentals with Chef Gérard Pangaud|
|Sat. Jan 12, 2019||Contemporary Watercolors|
|Tue. Jan 15, 2019||Kitchen 101: Winter Soups|
|Tue. Jan 22, 2019||Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Nina Totenberg, NPR’s Legal Affairs Correspondent|
|Fri. Jan 25, 2019||Kids Concert + Family Happy Hour with King Bullfrog|
|Tue. Jan 29, 2019||The Life of a Poet: A Conversation with Ron Charles + Ada Limón|
|Sun. Feb 3, 2019||Patterns: The Art of Zentangle|
|Tue. Feb 5, 2019||Basic Drawing Techniques: Drawing From an Image (Tuesday's) 0209-0226|
|Thu. Feb 14, 2019||Street Scenes: Sam Prather|
|Sat. Feb 16, 2019||A Conversation with Ron Charles + Ross Gay|
|Wed. Apr 17, 2019||Street Scenes: Kris Funn’s Cornerstore|
|Wed. May 15, 2019||Street Scenes: Monika Herzig’s SHEroes|