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History Reimagined

Home to the Carnegie Library, historic Mt. Vernon Square and its surrounding neighborhoods are a perfect mix of DC’s storied past and thriving present. The Carnegie Library is located across from both the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis in the heart of DC’s bustling downtown scene, drawing locals, visitors and business travelers alike to the capital’s new convention and entertainment district. 

Nearby Penn Quarter and Chinatown neighborhoods offer easy access to the District’s Capital One Arena sports and entertainment venue and intimate film and local stage theaters. To the North, the vibrant Shaw neighborhood is steeped in history and boasts one of the nation’s hottest food, music, theater and shopping scenes. 

Architecture enthusiasts, foodies, and savvy shoppers - everyone can find something happening for them near Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square.

Find out more about the area’s growing collection of shops, bars, restaurants, and community spaces. 

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