Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, featuring 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park.


Located in the historic neighborhood of Georgetown, Rosewood Washington, D.C. is the perfect place from which to explore the rich heritage and vibrant culture of D.C.


The Lincoln Memorial is an American national monument built to honor the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, located on the western end of the National Mall across from the Washington Monument.

With its grand historic landmarks, vast array of museums, iconic memorials and year-round cultural events, Washington, D.C. is a destination of monumental possibilities and compelling pursuits. The easily negotiated capital city is known for its incredible culinary scene, world-class performing arts and captivating urban parks.

Situated beside the historic C&O Canal, in the heart of the posh historic neighborhood of Georgetown, Rosewood Washington, D.C. is the perfect place from which to explore the rich heritage and vibrant culture of D.C. The hotel is just one block from the many shops and restaurants located around Wisconsin Avenue and M Street and at Washington Harbour, and it is situated in close proximity to the Georgetown Waterfront Park, Kennedy Center, and Georgetown and George Washington Universities. Its prime location affords effortless access to all of the District’s highlights, including the National Mall, Smithsonian museums and the U.S. Capitol.

The most popular seasons to visit are fall, when the city welcomes the arrival of beautiful autumn colors, and spring when the weather is ideal and the National Cherry Blossom Festival is in full swing.


The Kennedy Center

Located alongside the Potomac River, The Kennedy Center is America’s premier performing arts center, welcoming the greatest performers from around the world, nurturing new works and young artists, and serving as a leader in arts education.  As the capital’s cultural epicenter, The Kennedy Center hosts approximately 3,000 events each year, including a wide variety of performances across different genres, from theater and classic chamber music to jazz, ballet and contemporary dance, as well as a number of international festivals.  With such a rich calendar of events to choose from, no visit to Washington, D.C. is complete without a cultural moment at The Kennedy Center.

Renwick Gallery

Located just steps from The White House, the Renwick Gallery reopened in late 2015 following a major, two-year renovation. The museum, the first building in the United States built expressly as an art museum and a National Historic Landmark, is now home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. It’s assemblage of contemporary craft and decorative art is one of the finest and most extensive collections of its kind. The opening exhibition “Wonder” features nine major contemporary artists in an immersive display. 

Tudor Place

A five-acre estate built in 1816, Tudor Place is one of Washington, D.C.'s hidden gems. Located in Georgetown's Historic District, this National Historic Landmark was originally owned by Martha Custis Peter, the granddaughter of Martha Washington, and housed six generations of the Peter family over the course of 180 years. Now open to the public, the historic home is a fine example of neoclassical architecture featuring a distinguished collection of decorative arts and a beautifully landscaped early 19th-century-style garden with a bowling green and tennis lawn. The Tudor Place collection includes more than 8,000 objects from the period 1750-1983, including silver, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs, manuscripts and furniture. 


Georgetown University

Established in 1789, Georgetown University is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University and one of the world’s leading academic and private research institutions. Rosewood Washington, D.C. offers a “home away from home” for visiting families and affiliates of the university. The main campus is located within walking distance of the hotel. Georgetown University parents, alumni and faculty enjoy special discounted room rates based on availability. 


Guided Tours & Day Trips

The capital city offers an endless array of cultural institutions, historic landmarks and iconic memorials to explore and experience. Rosewood Washington, D.C. is pleased to arrange customized tours of the District as well as private guided tours of the city’s top cultural institutions. Day trips into the nearby countryside are easily arranged. Options include a visit to Thomas Jefferson’s beloved Monticello and the region’s vineyards or an excursion across the Potomac River to see George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate.  

Mount Vernon Biking Tour

An 18.5-mile trail winds along the Virginia side of the Potomac River offering scenic views of Old Town Alexandria and the alluring Dyke Marsh. Accompanied by an informative private tour guide, travel by bike from Rosewood Washington, D.C. to Mount Vernon, the plantation home of George Washington, first President of the United States. A delightful packed lunch is enjoyed along the way to America’s most popular historic estate.

Walking Tour of Historic Georgetown

A leisurely walk through this enchanting historic neighborhood takes one on a journey through two and a half centuries of American history. Perched on steep bluffs overlooking the Potomac River, pre-Revolutionary Georgetown was founded in 1751. Discover the community’s lovingly preserved architecture and heritage on visits to the Old Woodley Park and Georgetown Historic Districts. Other notable sites include the Old Stone House (the oldest still standing structure in D.C. built in 1765), the Renaissance-style Custom House and Post Office, the historic City Tavern Club, Dumbarton Oaks, the Oak Hill and Mt. Zion Cemeteries, and Alexander Graham Bell’s Volta Laboratory.


Rock Creek Park

Established by Congress in 1890, Rock Creek Park is a large urban oasis that bisects the northwest section of Washington, D.C. The 1,700-acre park, designed by John Charles and Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., is a natural gem offering over 32 miles of hiking trails, tennis, golf, ranger-led wildlife programs, a planetarium and an amphitheater. Situated next to the National Zoo, America’s third national park thrills visitors with its fresh air, majestic trees and array of forest and creek-side denizens such as coyotes, beavers, deer, foxes and squirrels. The sylvan retreat is a popular destination for jogging, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, kayaking, canoeing, rowing and sailing.


The world’s largest museum and research complex, The Smithsonian Institution is the pride of the nation and an absolute must for visitors to D.C. Of the 19 museums and galleries that comprise the venerable Smithsonian, 11 are located within close proximity of one another on the National Mall, between the Lincoln Memorial and U.S. Capitol Building, including: the National Museum of Natural History, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Castle, National Gallery of Art, Arts & Industries Building, Hirshhorn Museum and Freer Gallery. The Smithsonian collections consist of over 138 million artworks, artifacts and specimens, 127 million of which are housed at the Museum of Natural History. 

National Zoo

A national treasure the whole family will enjoy, the National Zoological Park, commonly known as the National Zoo, is one of the oldest zoos in the United States. Founded in 1889, the zoo is part of the Smithsonian Institution. It is home to over 2,000 animals from 400 different species, of which close to 25 percent are endangered, such as the Giant Panda. Many of the animals, including elephants, tigers, lions, zebras and birds, can be seen in outdoor habitats spread across the 163-acre park, while some exhibits are entirely indoors. 


National Cherry Blossom Festival

Each spring, the National Cherry Blossom Festival is celebrated in Washington, D.C., commemorating the gift of Japanese cherry trees from Tokyo City to the city of Washington in 1912. Mayor Yukio Ozaki donated the trees in an effort to enhance and honor the growing friendship between the United States and Japan. The two-week festival begins on the last Saturday of March with a Family Day and an official opening ceremony at the National Building Museum, followed by an array of activities and cultural events over the next week. More than 700,000 people visit each year to admire the blossoming cherry trees that herald the beginning of spring in the nation's capital.

Fourth of July

Washington, D.C. is arguably the most patriotic place in America to celebrate Independence Day. From spectacular fireworks to moving musical performances to family friendly parades and festivals, there are more than enough activities and events to fill the holiday week.  At Rosewood Washington, D.C. you'll enjoy an American style barbecue on the rooftop filled with Grilled items and delectable desserts while enjoying the panoramic views of the fireworks display.  

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Twelve Days of Merriment

Presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, Twelve Days of Merriment celebrates the holiday season with 12 days of special store sales and events, seasonal festivities, live entertainment, holiday activities and more.