Fish Market, Wharf DC, Marina


Washington, D.C.’s Southwest Waterfront has a rich, storied history dating back centuries to the earliest settlement of our nation’s capital. The Maine Avenue Fish Market is the oldest operating open-air fish market in the United States, predating New York City’s Fulton Fish Market by 17 years.

Nestled between the Potomac River and National Mall, this local gem is a D.C. institution. Choose from unique and vibrant seafood barges, including Jessie Taylor Seafood, The Virgo Fish House, Captain White’s Seafood City and more. You can get fresh or cooked seafood: heaping bushels of blue crab, shucked oysters, clams, shrimp, and freshly caught fish. Stock up for special occasions; or grab something for lunch or dinner; walk over to the Tidal Basin and have a scenic picnic. Whatever you do, don’t miss this hometown favorite, chock full of fresh seafood and local flavor.


Restoration and Preservation
As part of the redevelopment of the Southwest Waterfront, the existing Fish Market will be retained and enlivened for years to come.

The new Municipal Fish Market will include the restoration of the historic oyster shed; a new operations building; a new fish cleaning building; addition of a new distillery; a new market hall and retail additions that include a market shed and two small market pavilions; below-grade parking; a new Market Plaza; Market Pier and Market Square that will augment the public enjoyment of this one-of-a-kind experience on the waterfront.

SW DC Fish Market


Wharf Gangplank is a unique marina facility currently scheduled for a complete renovation located in the Washington Channel within walking distance of the Washington Monument. This facility provides a distinctive venue for local and transient boaters seeking the best of all worlds – the luxury of a boater’s life and the proximity to the cosmopolitan attractions of the Nation’s Capital. It’s the perfect on-the-Potomac escape -whether for a week, a season or for a lifetime.

The Gangplank Marina docks can accommodate vessels to 125 feet in length with a beam of 32 feet. Electrical Power (50 Amp 125/250 Volts as well as 100 Amp single phase, split phase and three phase at some locations). Marina services include ice, showers, laundry facilities, dock carts, winter deicing systems for docks and piers, 24-hour Security service staffing our parking lot and security gates, package delivery, notary services and private parking by permit. Boat service and repair is handled by outside marine contractors whose names and insurance are maintained on record in the marina security office.

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The Wharf DC is a massive mixed use project that is set to transform the SW waterfront. This project was nearly 10 years just in the planning stages with a cost of over 2 billion. The marina for the Wharf is going to be styled after other successful waterfronts including Italy’s Amalfi Coast, NY City Battery Park, and Seattle’s Pike Place.

The Wharf is the result of Hoffman-Madison Waterfront’s commitment to revitalizing the Southwest waterfront, stretching across 24 acres of land and more than 50 acres of water from the Municipal Fish Market to Fort McNair. From a storied maritime history to untapped potential and vibrant cultural scene, The Wharf is the waterfront escape that Washington so richly deserves, one that puts it in the illustrious company of world-famous waterfronts.

A remarkable, mile-long waterfront neighborhood is taking shape in Washington, D.C. The Wharf is a mixed-use waterfront opportunity, coming to life in the heart of the Nation’s Capital. Located within walking distance of major commerce, The Wharf is centrally situated on the Potomac River, along the historic Washington Channel, a short distance from beloved national monuments, The White House, The Capitol and Smithsonian Museums. The Wharf holds an unrivaled location and an extraordinary vision for a new waterfront neighborhood, presenting what is truly a once-in-a-generation opportunity. With 24 acres of land at 50 acres of waterfront and an exciting, innovative vision, The Wharf is poised to become D.C.’s next great meeting place.

The Wharf is being brought to life as a result of multiple visions: restoring the Southwest Waterfront, celebrating the culture of the waterfront lifestyle, and creating a cohesive public space that the community can truly rally behind.