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Washington, DC |   1011 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
Washington, DC Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Category: Entertainment
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC, 20001 202-249-3000

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Offering an extraordinary 2.3 million-square-feet of convention and meeting space, this DC convention center plays host to events of all sizes, from small groups and break-out meetings to gatherings of 500 to 42,000 attendees. One of the most energy-efficient buildings in the city, the Convention Center includes a range of mixed-use exhibit spaces, 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting areas, 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region. Easy access to public transportation and ADA accessibility make this the most desirable event space in the metro DC area. All this just next door to our historic Inn.


Prices -

Prices vary by event.

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Hours vary by event.


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  • National Conventions
  • Sports & Entertainment
  • Family Activities
  • Business Meetings
  • Trade Shows
  • Special Events


  • Is the convention center handicap accessible?

    A curbside drop-off for wheelchairs and sidewalk curb cut-outs are located at each corner of the Convention Center. There are also ramps leading from the 9th Street and 7th Street corners to the doors at the Mount Vernon Place entrance. Automatic doors are located at the Mount Vernon Place, L Street and Metro (7th and M Streets) entrances. Inside the Center, meeting rooms, exhibit halls and public areas are served by easily accessible elevators. 
  • Does the convention center have dining and Food?

    Yes. The Center's two unique food "districts" offer a variety of local and international cuisines to please any palate. The Uptown Food District offers four distinctive choices, including Go Gourmet, Wings Over DC, Bone Doctors and Freschetta. The Downtown Food District brings you a Taste of Jamaica, Lobster Rolls, Asian Cuisine, Philly Cheesesteak, Fish-n-Chips and Hotdogs & Sliders. The Convention Center also offers full catering for events, trade shows booths, and banquets.

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