The Historical Society of Washington, D.C.

The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. is an educational foundation and museum dedicated to preserving and displaying the history of Washington, D.C.

The society provides lectures, exhibits, classes, community events, and other educational programs as part of its mission. In addition, the society's Kiplinger Research Library houses a collection of books, maps, photographs, and other materials relevant to the history of the city. Located in the center of Mount Vernon Square in Washington, the society occupies a Beaux-Arts building funded by Andrew Carnegie in 1902, originally used as the District of Columbia Public Library. The former library building is open to the public from Monday through Sunday 10am to 5pm. Visitors are welcome to tour current exhibits and use the society's library.

Operating as usual


801 K St NW
Washington D.C., DC

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00


+1 202-249-3955


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