where DC meets its water

Current Operating Status

The Wharf is open.

DC is currently in Phase Two Reopening. Restaurants and shops are open (reservations required), parks and piers are open, and The Wharf Boathouse is open for kayak and paddleboard reservations.

The health and safety of our visitors, neighbors, and staff remains our top priority. For the safety of the community, masks are required. In addition, please maintain physical distance and call ahead for reservations.

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The Wharf is Where DC Meets

We celebrate diversity.

We embrace humanity.

We value black lives.

We respect women.

We stand with immigrants.

We support the LGBTQ community.

We are united with people of all faiths.

We nurture people with disabilities.

We encourage young people.

We cherish seniors.

We welcome everyone.

You belong here.
Featured Event

"Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak on It!" Musical on Transit Pier

calendar icon Oct. 23, 2020 – Oct. 30, 2020
map marker icon Transit Pier Floating Stage

Arena Stage's production of Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It! is a captivating call to action and look at Fannie Lou Hamer, the impassioned freedom fighter who became one of the most powerful female voices of the civil and voting rights movements. This 50-minute musical is performed outdoors on the Transit Pier Floating Stage at The Wharf. 

Destination for All

Come explore this vibrant new waterfront’s countless things to do and see, hear and touch, taste and experience. And for those of you who want to linger a while longer, check out our hotels or tour our residences.

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Things to Do
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Residences
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Directions to The Wharf

Centrally located, The Wharf is the District’s waterfront destination that is easy to get to—and to get around.

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Metro lines
5
Free rides on
SW Shuttle
Easy access to
Trains, Buses & DC Circulator
Boat slips
550
Public piers
4
Catch the
Water Taxi & Jitney
Capital Bikeshare stations
2
Bike parking spaces
260
Direct access to DC's extensive
Bicycle Network
1 mile of
Waterfront
Riverwalk Trail System of
20 mi
Minutes from the
National Mall
Parking updates in
real time
Adjacent to
I-395
Direct access to the
Southeast Freeway
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The Wharf is Open

All restaurants and shops at The Wharf are open with additional safety protocols in place. 

The health and safety of our neighbors, business operators, and visitors is our top priority. The Wharf is taking extra precautions to keep our community healthy and safe. When visiting The Wharf, please wear a mask, maintain physical distancing, and call ahead for reservations.

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Download The Wharf App

Stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening at The Wharf by downloading our app. Be among the first to learn about new restaurant and shop openings, see our events calendar, and easily navigate the neighborhood. From the waterfront’s history to the latest news, you’ll have it all in the palm of your hand.

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Shop in District Square

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. Visit our twenty unique shops and boutiques for one-of-a-kind finds this season. 

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