Anacostia in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
St. Elizabeths Hospital
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.
Erected 1990 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 38° 51.311′ N, 76° 59.771′ W. Marker is in Anacostia, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Martin Luther King Avenue, SE, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall support near the crosswalk at the northwest corner of the intersection of MLK, Jr. Avenue and the facility's West Campus, Gate One access road, Golden Raintree Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20032, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Curative Powers of Nature (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grandpapa's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillsdale (approx. ¼ mile away); Campbell African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. Barry Farm Dwellings (approx. 0.3 miles away); Roads That Divide (approx. 0.3 miles away); Faith and Action (approx. 0.4 miles away); A Navy Town (approx. half a mile away).
More about this marker. Gate One is midway between the Suitland Parkway and Malcolm X Drive, east of the Anacostia Freeway (I-295). Note that the facility's West Campus is presently closed to the public due to the extensive reconstruction in progress to accommodate the new headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security. The East Campus (now administered by the D.C. Dept. of Mental Health and also undergoing renovation) is accessible from the gate at 1100 Alabama Avenue, SE
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Also see . . . St. Elizabeths Hospital. (Submitted on November 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. St. Elizabeth's; Government Hospital for the Insane; mental illness; Civil War Cemetery; USCT; DHS; Dept.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Notable Places • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,998 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on August 11, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1. submitted on November 27, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 5. submitted on October 31, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on August 11, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 7. submitted on June 24, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.