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By Devry Becker Jones, January 23, 2018
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Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites located in the vicinity of this sign.

Sites described clockwise from top left
Old Post Office Pavilion
The Old Post Office Pavilion at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue NW features a ten-story glass enclosed atrium with specialty shops, a food court, and a pushcart marketplace. From the pavilion, you may access the 315-foot Clock Tower, the second highest vantage point in the city. The observation deck offers 360-degree views of the city.

New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Today's church at 1313 New York Avenue NW is a larger version of the structure that stood on this site during the Civil War and served as the place of worship for President Lincoln and his family. His pew is still here. The hitching post where the presidential horses and carriage were tied is located on the New York Avenue side of the church.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
The museum, located at 1250 New York Avenue NW, is
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 23, 2018
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the only museum in the country dedicated to the artistic achievements of women. Mon-Sat 10 to 5 pm, Sun 12 to 5.

Petersen House
The Petersen House, where President Lincoln died, is located across Tenth Street from Ford's Theatre. Preserved as a house museum, it is open to the public with National Park Service rangers on hand to provide interpretation and answer questions.

Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, located at 511 Tenth Street NW, is the site of the President Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865. Administered by the National Park Service, the site includes a Lincoln Museum and functions as an active theater.
Mon-Sun 9 to 5, except Christmas.

The Church of the Epiphany
The Church of the Epiphany, at 1317 G Street NW, is an active Episcopal parish and the site of Tuesday noontime concerts. Parishioners included Jefferson Davis and Edwin Stanton, President Lincoln's Secretary of War.

DC Visitor Information Center
The DC Visitor Information Center is located in the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, just across the street from Freedom Plaza. Information is available on sightseeing tours, hotels, and restaurants; tickets to events; and maps and brochures.
Mon-Sat
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By Devry Becker Jones, January 23, 2018
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8 to 6, Sun 12 to 5.

 
Erected by Downtown DC Business Improvement District.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicChurches & ReligionWomen. In addition, it is included in the Booth's Escape series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.889′ N, 77° 1.429′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 9th Street Northwest and F Street Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 9th Street Northwest. Outside of the 9th Street Entrance to the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro station, along the west side of the National Portrait Gallery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 7th Street Northwest, Washington DC 20001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roy Lichtenstein (within shouting distance of this marker); The Restoration of 800 F Street (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site Of The Old Carroll Hall (about 400 feet away); Patent Office Building (about 400 feet away); Abraham Lincoln Walked Here (about 400 feet away); John Wilkes Booth’s Escape (about 400 feet away); Man with Briefcase
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(about 500 feet away); General Post Office (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Also see . . .  Booth's Escape Byway, Maryland Office of Tourism. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 23, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 23, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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