Dear PoPville – Where to find a Capitol Hill Sweatshirt in a brick and mortar store?

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“Dear PoPville,

I am wondering where I might find a last minute Capitol Hill apparel for a Christmas gift? More specifically, a quality Capitol Hill sweatshirt? I know that there are many online, but I was hoping to find a store as I am leaving the area tomorrow. I checked Union Station with no luck.”

Hmm, I’m thinking Hills Kitchen might have a capitol hill apron but I’m blanking on a sweatshirt besides the 5 for $5 junky shirts on the Mall. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • For kids, Dawn Price on 7th Street SE has good Capitol Hill merch. But not sure about adult stuff. The Capitol gift shop may be open and would have some Capitol clothes.

  • Check the Building Museum gift shop. They have quality stuff and a lot of DC-oriented gifts. I’d call to ask them to save a trip if they don’t have anything.

  • You might be able to find one at the Downtown Holiday Market.

  • How about a Frager’s sweatshirt? Can’t get much more Capitol Hill than Frager’s!

  • Best bet might be the gift shop in the Capitol Visitors Center. There’s also a gift shop in the basement of the Dirksen Senate building, but might only sell stuff that has U.S. Senate on it (and might be closed tomorrrow).

  • The pet store on 5/H NE has some tees, and possibly the bike store. There’s also a nice DC tshirt store in Un Sta and on 15/ NY Ave NW.

    Other than that -as mentioned Fragers.

  • Pulp on 14th street

  • I make Cap Hill tees and I have DC flag hoodies. What size?

  • I know the gift shop in the Longworth House Office Building sells sweatshirts and jackets. They might be closed, but the Capitol Visitor Center gift shop ( is more likely to be open and is a bit nicer (just can’t confirm that they have them). I think Longworth has US House, maybe US Congress, and might have some that just say Washington DC.

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