The Oldest Fish Market In America Is Right Here In DC And You Have To Visit

In a corner of Southwest DC, you’ll be greeted with the smell of fish, the laughter of seafood sellers and the murmurs of a busy crowd. This is the Maine Avenue Fish Market, the oldest open-air fish market in the country. If you love seafood, enjoy history or just want to see a unique part of DC, then you need to stop by the Maine Avenue Fish Market.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

The Maine Avenue Fish Market is located 1100 Maine Ave SW. It’s open seven days a week!

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