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Washington Navy Yard 

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Welcome to Washington Navy Yard 

Official Site: Washington Navy Yard

The Washington Navy Yard is the former shipyard and ordnance plant of the U.S. Navy in Southeast Washington, D.C. It is the Navy’s oldest shore establishment with a long history in shipbuilding and ordnance production. Today, the Navy Yard serves as the Headquarters for Naval District Washington and is home to various support activities for the Navy’s fleet and aviation communities.  

Fun Fact* The Navy Yard was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and designated a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976. 



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Washington Navy Yard is adjacent to the Anacostia River in Washington D.C.  near Fort McNair and the Marine Barracks at 8th and I. The Washington Navy Yard encompasses 170 square miles of watershed in Maryland and Washington D.C. and lies across the river from Joint Base Anacostia Bolling.  Reagan National Airport, Crystal City, the Pentagon, and the city of Alexandria are all within a few miles of the yard. 

Situated in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Navy Yard has an ideal Mid-Atlantic location with four distinct seasons. Area residents have access to year-round adventures in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland that include river, bay, and ocean excursions, cultural activities of every kind, and sporting events, not to mention government and historic buildings to tour.



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The National Capital Region is home to a handful of military installations: 


Frequently Asked Questions About Washington Navy Yard 


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1. When was Washington Navy Yard established?

The Washington Navy Yard was established in 1799. It is the U.S. Navy’s oldest shore establishment, building ships and ordnance. Today, it serves as the Headquarters for Naval District Washington and maintains the endearing nickname, the “Quarterdeck of the Navy”. 

2. Is Washington Navy Yard open to visitors?

Washington Navy Yard is open to visitors with proper IDs. The Navy Yard is not open to the general public. 

3.  What is the zip code for Washington Navy Yard?

The zip code for Washington Navy Yard is 20373.  Other nearby zip codes include 22202, 20020, and 20024

4. What is the BAH for Washington Navy Yard?

The 2023 BAH for Washington Navy Yard ranges from $2,811 for E-1 to $3,882 for E-9 with dependents, and $2,943 for O-1 to $4,293 for O-7 with dependents. See the housing section for more info. 


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Arrival Lodging 



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The Navy Gateway Inns and Suites lodging is for military members O7 and above. NGIS will book all other members at Navy partner hotels. The Navy Lodge on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling is nearby and welcomes incoming travelers. 


Navy Lodge 


12 Beyer Road SW - Bldg 4412

Washington, D.C. 20032-5000



(202) 563-6950

Washington Navy Yard Housing 



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There is no on-base housing offered at Washington Navy Yard. Instead, military families seeking on-base accommodations can apply for housing at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling. JBAB housing is managed by Hunt Military Communities and offers seven military housing neighborhoods. 


Bolling Family Housing 


8660 Angell Street

Washington, D.C. 20032



(202) 987-6000

Washington Navy Yard Off-Base Housing 

Homes for sale and houses for rent near Washington Navy Yard — Washington Navy Yard Homes



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Around Washington Navy Yard, choosing an off-base home often comes down to ranking and balancing personal preferences associated with budget, commute, and school accessibility. Your family’s priorities will determine the best location to search for a home. 

In most cases, you can expect to pay premium prices for homes for sale and rent zoned for top schools or have very convenient commutes. Homes with larger property sizes and smaller price tags have longer commute times. 

Commuting routes are challenging near Washington Navy Yard, especially due to the rivers that divide access to Washington, D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. Although many places of work and home destinations are less than 15 miles in distance, at peak traffic hours, it's not uncommon for drive times to measure beyond one hour and more. Washington, D.C.’s Metro train and bus service is a significant regional transportation source.

Military families searching for homes should be aware that although stand-alone single-family homes are the most popular, townhouses, condos, and apartment living are all comparative options. For example, some neighborhoods only cater to those interested in townhomes, and single-family homes aren't available.

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Washington Navy Yard BAH Information 

The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance determined by geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. It provides uniformed service members compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets when government quarters are not provided. Learn more about your Basic Allowance for Housing.


Washington Navy Yard is in D.C. with many options to buy or rent. Some sample Washington Navy Yard BAH rates for zip code 20373: 


  • E-1 with dependents: $2,811
  • E-1 without dependents: $2,169
  • E-9 with dependents: $3,882
  • E-9 without dependents: $3,120
  • O-1 with dependents: $2,943
  • O-1 without dependents: $2,736
  • O-7 with dependents: $4,293
  • O-7 without dependents: $3,864


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Support for Military & Families 



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Things to Do Near Washington Navy Yard 



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Cherry Blossom Festival. In 1912, Tokyo’s Mayor Yukio Ozaki gifted 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C. The festival celebrates the two country’s friendship and incorporates fun events, including cherry theme food and drinks at various restaurants around the city. A river cruise down the Potomac offers some of the most beautiful views of the blossoms. 

Marine Corps Marathon. Known as “The People’s Marathon,” the Marine Corps Marathon is the largest in the world and weaves in and out of our Capital’s landmarks.

Mount Vernon. Take in views of the vibrant fall foliage as you cruise into Mount Vernon. You’ll find George Washington’s Estate, museums, lush gardens, a distillery, and a gristmill. It’s no wonder why this is a popular spot for school field trips. 

National Christmas Tree Lighting. A staple since 1923, the national tree lighting has become an American tradition.

Smithsonian Museums. This is the world's largest museum complex, featuring 18 museums along the National Mall, one just south in Chantilly, VA, and two in New York. With so much to see and learn about, it’s best to plan your visits over weeks, not days. Or, make multiple visits! 

US Botanic Garden. Established in 1820, this is the oldest operating botanic garden in the US. The vibrant foliage and aromatic flowers are reason enough to visit this historical site. 


Washington has a variety of sports teams to check out!  


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More Area Info 

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Base Address:

1411 Patterson Ave SE
Washington Navy Yard , 20373-5801