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Independence Avenue B&B, Capitol Hill, Washington DC
Queen bedroom at the Independence House Bed and Breakfast
Independence House Bed and Breakfast, Guest Bedroom
Private sitting room at the Independence House Bed and Breakfast
Living room at the Independence House Bed and Breakfast
Independence House Bed and Breakfast, Guest room

          5th and Independence Avenue SE

The Home

The Independence House B & B is a historic, post civil war Capitol Hill Rowhouse.  The two-story brick home was built in 1871 and occupied by the builder's family until the 1930s.  During the 1930's the home was divided into three units, then reconverted back to a single family dwelling following WWII.  The downstairs features antique crystal chandeliers, original wood floors and original paintings by local Capitol Hill artists.  The second floor includes the owner's suite and the guest accommodations.  The guest room features a large bedroom with a queen bed, private sitting room, private hall bath, wireless internet and TV with cable.

Inside Independence House, guests enjoy the owner's collection of nineteenth century rugs from all over the world.  These are offset by modern room conveniences, including cable TV, WiFi high-speed Internet access and air conditioning.


Independence House is located in the Capitol Hill Historic District with its location described as "close in" to the U.S. Capitol (5 blocks) and a "good location" near Eastern Market (2 blocks).  The Library of Congress buildings are a 2-4 block walk as are the Folger Shakespeare Library and Theatre, U.S. Supreme Court, Eastern Market (and its Metro stop) and numerous restaurants, boutiques and small businesses catering to nearby federal workers.  The neighborhood is nestled in the shadows of the Capitol with excellent public transportation available.  Guests enjoy walks along tree-lined streets with beautiful town homes and a small town atmosphere.  Jog west on Independence Avenue past the Capitol and along the National Mall to the Smithsonian Museums, Historic Monuments and all that Washington D.C. has to offer. 

Your Host

Your hostess is a nationally recognized educator and consultant who's spent 35 years working in education, administration and staff development.  Her past professional experience includes campaign organizing at the state and national level as well as real estate management.  She holds a Masters degree from George Washington University and is listed in the Who's Who in America 2000.  A tenured resident of the Independence House since 1971, she is the third owner of this lovely home.


Please Note:  If you arrive by car, be aware that during the week you must park in a commercial garage (the nearest being at Union Station) for about $20/day.  Non-residents may only park on the streets from 8:00 p.m. Friday until 7:00 a.m. Monday.  Regretfully, we cannot accommodate children or pets.  Smoking is not permitted.


Check in time is after 2:00 p.m. and check out is 11:00 a.m. promptly.  In many cases you may be able to arrange an earlier time for luggage drop off.  


Rates are seasonal with spring and fall being peak seasons for our area. 


  • Queen bed
  • Private bath
  • Private sitting area
  • Walking distance to U.S. Capitol, Library of Congress, National Mall & Supreme Court
  • 3 Block to Metro (Blue/Orange/Silver lines)
  • Wireless internet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Non-smoking
  • Pet free
  • TV with cable
  • Wifi

Policies & Other

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bed
  • Private Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • No Smoking
  • No Children
  • No Parking