About The Wharf

Where DC Meets

The Wharf reestablished Washington, DC, as a waterfront city and destination. This remarkable, mile-long stretch along the Potomac River comes to life with restaurants, retailers, residences, and businesses—all complemented by monumental views and a vibrant culture.


With The Wharf completely constructed and thriving, it’s easy to forget how much time and effort went into making it happen.

Watch this documentary to see where it all started

Building Our Community

At The Wharf, “community” has always had a larger meaning. From the start, it was the foundation this development was built on, the idea that informed every decision made.

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The Locales of The Wharf

Each area at The Wharf has its own personality and character—from the premier destination for gourmets and discerning shoppers to the perfect place to work out or relax, there’s something for everyone.

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The History of The Wharf

From Native American settlements, to L’Enfant’s vision of an entryway for the nation’s capital, to use as a military hub and later fish market, the Southwest Waterfront has a long and varied story to tell.

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Surrounded by Landmarks

Located just south of the National Mall, The Wharf offers easy access to Washington, DC’s most beloved monuments and memorials, art venues, sporting events, and more—as well as plenty of transportation options to explore the rest of the District’s attractions.

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A Sustainable Neighborhood

At The Wharf, our dedication to sustainability has influenced and informed every detail and every stage of this neighborhood—to create a thriving community, maintain healthy waterways, and improve our surrounding environs.

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The Latest News

There’s always something going on at The Wharf. Check out the most recent articles and sign up for our newsletter to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in this exciting neighborhood.

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Meet the Developers

The vision and construction of The Wharf is led by Hoffman & Associates and Madison Marquette, a team of accomplished mixed-use developers with national stature, an impeccable track record, and deep local roots.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you looking for some information about The Wharf? Check out the answers to our most frequently asked questions, from pet guidelines to neighborhood rules to bathroom locations.

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Photography and Videography at The Wharf

We appreciate your interest in filming at The Wharf. We love to host beautiful moments, from engagement photos to commercial productions and movie scenes.

The Wharf is an active neighborhood with year-round public and private events. Before any type of filming at The Wharf, you must submit a Photography/Videography Request. All photos and videos intended for editorial, commercial, television, or movie purposes require permitting and payment of location fees. Funds go toward beautification and the year-round free and public events at The Wharf.

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