Checking out the Eastern Market area was rewarding on a beautiful day. Not necessarily for first timers to DC, but definitely a neighborhood worth checking out after you have seen the main 5-star attractions. A nice neighborhood with ample photographic opportunities. After arriving, I noticed a 16 stop walking tour, called Tour of Duty: Barracks Row Heritage Trail, signposted and followed it. As a matter of fact , on the culturaltourismdc website, you can find a number of neighborhood walks to download. I’m going to use them to explore other neighborhoods on future visits. The market building is beautiful and we are fortunate it was saved. No souvenirs inside but several butchers, vegetable stands, seafood, and a bakery all sell their goods.