arts & culture maps
From concerts to comedy shows and exhibitions to educational events there is plenty to see and do in Anacostia.
AMERICA'S ISLAMIC HERITAGE MUSEUM
2313 - 2315 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave SE
The Museum is conveniently located within a short walk from the Anacostia metro station on the green line train.
There is also free parking adjacent to the museum. If there is a large event occurring, we recommend taking the metro or a bus or parking in a garage because the parking spaces are limited.
ANACOSTIA ARTS CENTER
1231 Good Hope Rd SE
Take the Green Line to Anacostia Station.
Walk along Howard Road and turn left onto Martin Luther King Ave SE.
Walk down Martin Luther King Ave SE (about 7 blocks, 10min) and turn right onto Good Hope Road SE.
Metro Bus Lines
- 92 Good Hope Road SE & MLK Ave SE
- 90 MLK Ave SE & U Street SE or Good Hope Road & 13th Street
- P6 MLK Ave SE & U Street SE
- B2 Good Hope Road & 13 Street SE or MLK Ave SE & W Street SE
2020 Shannon place se
Travel south on 11th Street SE. At the intersection of M Street (Navy Yard) stay in center lane to go straight across the 11th Street Bridge, local span. At the Anacostia side of the bridge (intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue, SE, and Good Hope Road, SE) stay straight and take the first right at U Street, SE.
At the end of the block veer left onto Shannon Place, SE and the Anacostia Playhouse is the last warehouse on the left before the alley.
We are 5 blocks from the Anacostia Metro stop, green line. From Metro cross Howard Road and walk down Shannon Place (pass Savoy Elementary) 4.5 blocks to the Playhouse. Shannon takes a slight jog at Chicago Street.
CRAIG KRAFT STUDIO
1239 Good Hope Rd SE
Over the past 35 years Craig Kraft has gained national recognition in creating original works of art that advance the techniques he has developed working with neon and the figure and, more recently, rolled aluminum. He is one of only a handful of light artists in the world who bends his own glass and is respected for his ability to precisely manipulate the figure and light to capture his own artistic vision. He achieved his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is presently a faculty member of the Smithsonian Institution Studio Arts Program. His sculptures have been featured in over 120 exhibits throughout the U.S.A. (17+ solo) and he has been a leader of the International Sculpture Conference twice. His work can be seen at his home gallery and studio, a historic building in Anacostia. His pieces are for sale and he is available for commissioned artwork.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
1411 W Street SE
A free parking lot is on-site at the intersection of W and 15th Streets SE.
From the National Mall travel east on Independence Avenue and continue southeast on Pennsylvania Avenue after passing the U.S. Capitol. Turn right on 11th Street SE. Follow 11th under I-695 and across the river, then continue straight onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue SE. Go three blocks on MLK, then turn left onto W Street SE. Take W Street SE for four blocks. The parking lot will be on your right.
Use the Green Line and get off at Anacostia Station. When disembarking the train, follow signs to exit the station on the "Howard Road" and "Buses" side. It is approximately 3/4 miles from the station to the site.
1241 Good Hope Rd SE
Take the green line to the Anacostia station. From the platform, exit to the “Howard Road SE” side. On the upper level, exit to the left and turn right onto Howard Road. Walk past a school and church. Turn left at the light onto Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE. Walk 10 minutes–past Talbert Street, Morris Road, Chicago Street and Pleasant Street and the Big Chair. At Good Hope Road SE (at this intersection Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. transitions into the 11th street Bridge) turn right. Honfleur Gallery is at 1241 Good Hope Road SE. Gallery, on the block between Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and 13th Street SE.
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SMITHSONIAN ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM
1901 Fort place se
Ride the free summer weekend Shuttle Anacostia service from the National Mall with stops at Anacostia Community Museum, Frederick Douglass National Historic Site and the Anacostia Art Center. Service begins Memorial Day weekend in May and runs through Labor Day weekend in September, running on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays.
Do check the main page slide show for updates before visiting.
For more information and reservations, call 202.633.4844
Shuttle Information and Schedule
vivid solutions gallery
2208 martin luther king, jr. ave se
Vivid Gallery exhibits works that are experimental, environmental, unusual, and that encourage visitors to actively engage with the space. The gallery is dedicated to showcasing and supporting established contemporary artists as well as aspiring local talents.
Gallery Hours Wednesday – Saturday, 12-7 PM and by appointment.
WE ACT RADIO
1918 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave SE
We Act Radio is a media corporation that combines broadcast and new media to deliver our shows in the formats people use most. You can follow our shows by streaming them at WeActRadio.com, listening on AM and FM radio stations around the country, downloading them via podcast or on iTunes, or subscribing to our YouTube channel.
Our home studio broadcasts from the heart of historic Anacostia in Washington, DC.