Hospitality at the WPH

We welcome groups and individuals whose conscience leads them to the D.C. area - whether to engage in dialogue with political leaders and Congressional staff, to be involved in local service projects, or to participate in other gatherings such as demonstrations, conferences and for education.

For guests from all faiths we provide a hospitality grounded in the Quaker Testimony of Community with shared rooms conveniently located a short walking distance from Metro stations and the Capitol Building. Guests are invited to participate in a short period of Quaker silent worship held each morning from 7:30 to 8:00.

Reflecting the Quaker commitment to simplicity:

Dormitory Style Housing

  • We offer shared accommodations only, no private rooms. The bedrooms have 4 to 10 beds each, with a total of 30 beds.
  • Unfortunately, we do not have an elevator, so you must be able to use stairs.
  • We do not make individual reservations prior to 8 weeks before your visit. Group reservations (4 or more people) can be made at any time.
  • Accommodations include bed linens, towels, and a simple breakfast each morning.

Our Rates:

  • Our rates range from $40 to $50 per person per night depending on what room you stay in.
  • The family rate is $135 per family per night for a family of 4 and $25 for each additional family member.
  • We offer groups rates that range from $30 to $40 per person per night, depending on the size of the group.
  • The cost to rent the whole house (not including the kitchen) is $900.
  • Each guest or group is asked for a $5 cash key deposit that is returned upon checkout so they can come and go as they like.

Seminar Space

The William Penn House conference room is available to groups staying at William Penn House and to outside groups who need only a meeting space. It comfortably holds up to 35 people depending on the arrangement of tables and chairs, which are provided. Reservations are required.

Cost to rent the conference room is $50 for a morning (8am-noon), afternoon (noon-5pm) or evening session (5pm-9pm), or $125 for the entire day.

Guests renting the conference room are welcome to bring their own drinks and food.


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