5 Historic Anacostia Hot Spots You Need to Visit

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Maple View Flats is located in the tight-knit community of historic Anacostia. This Washington D.C. neighborhood is home to museums, galleries and more that celebrate the rich history and culture of Anacostia. Be sure to visit these significant hot spots when you call Maple View Flats home.


Anacostia Community Museum

Dive into the community of historic Anacostia at this Smithsonian museum. With diverse community and educational programs, the Anacostia Community Museum works towards building a more tolerant and unified metropolitan community. Visit their current exhibits, A Right to the City and Your Community, Your Story. You can get to the museum from Maple View Flats in roughly five minutes.


Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

Visit eight acres of Frederick Douglass’ original estate. The main attraction is his historic home of Cedar Hill built in the late 1850s. Schedule a guided tour to learn more about Douglass’ life as you explore rooms filled with personal belongings and original furnishings. This year, the historic site is commemorating 200 years of Douglass’ life and legacy. Make this a must see stop only a few minutes from Maple View Flats.


Anacostia Arts Center

While the Anacostia Arts Center is fairly new to historic Anacostia, the building is chock-full of history stemming from the 1930s. Today visitors can catch a black box theater performance, explore galleries and boutiques, or stop into the cafe and lounge. With Maple View Flats just down the street, you can enjoy a show or exhibit here effortlessly.


Anacostia Playhouse

The Anacostia Playhouse is a space for new and emerging artists in the community to develop their art, whether that’s on stage or off. This flexible black box theater space showcases theatrical performances, music, dance and more. Be sure to support the local arts in historic Anacostia by attending a show here. The playhouse is only a couple minutes away from Maple View Flats.


Big Chair

Originally built in 1959 to advertise Curtis Brothers Furniture, this iconic sculpture has become a landmark of hope in historic Anacostia. Unfortunately, the original chair did not withstand the elements. However, a more sustainable replica now sits in its place. It’s sure to be one of the largest chairs you’ll ever see. View this monumental chair from your home at Maple View Flats.


The convenient location of Maple View Flats allows you to fully immerse yourself in the history and community within minutes. Be sure to include these hot spots on your list of things to do in historic Anacostia.


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