The grand main lobby that opens to Pennsylvania Avenue is also connected to the other side of the block by Peacock Alley, an opulently appointed corridor leading to the F Street NW entrance while also connecting to three historic ballrooms and a room showcasing an extensive mixed-media exhibit documenting the property's evolution with photos and newspaper clippings from its early years, coverage of famous guests, to its eventual abandonment and restoration.

Read more in Tripatini contributor Steve Mirsky's post The Willard Hotel's Rich Washington DC Heritage.


Carol Highsmith


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