Facts About Barracks Row
Located in the Southeast Quadrant of Washington, D.C, Barracks Row has a long history that still reflects in every corner of the neighborhood. Barracks Row, also known as Eight Street, SE was the first commercial center in Washington DC and the oldest in the district of Columbia.
Proximity to Washington Navy Yard, this area got its name from Marine Barracks. The Navy Yard which is located next to the natural harbor in the Anacostia River was named St. Thomas Bay in In 1799. In 1801, the site of 8th and I Streets, SE was selected as the first post for the Marine Corps to protect the Navy Yard and U.S. Capitol by Thomas Jefferson. With all of these developments, Barracks Row commercial area started flourishing until World War II, when many buildings got damaged and people left this area.
Weather in Barracks Row
Spring and Autumn are the best seasons to visit Barracks Row, Washington DC. You can also visit during the National Cherry Blossom Festival which happens at the end of March or early April. The average temperature during Autumn is 20 degrees celsius and in summer 31 degrees celsius.