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 (5¬†or more people) can be made at any time.
  • Accommodations include bed linens, towels, and a simple breakfast each morning.

William Penn House now offers both single-gender and all-gender dorm rooms for individual guests and small groups. Groups reserving entire rooms are always able to choose single-or-mixed gender sleeping arrangements for each room, according to their needs and preference. We welcome all travelers to our simple Quaker accommodations and are happy to be able to provide a variety of options for guests of diverse backgrounds, gender identities and presentations.

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.

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


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