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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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By Devry Becker Jones, March 5, 2018
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Inscription.  
Welcome to downtown Washington, DC — an area rich in history, culture, and places to see. You will enjoy visiting the following sites in the vicinity of this sign.

[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 the only museum in the country
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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 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, hotel, and restaurants; tickets to events; and maps and brochures.
Mon-Sat 8 to 6, Sun 12 to 5.
 
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Downtown DC Business Improvement District.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureChurches & ReligionIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational Areas. In addition, it is included in the Booth's Escape series list.
 
Location. 38° 53.838′ N, 77° 1.711′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is on F Street Northwest west of 12th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 F Street Northwest, Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Samuel Gompers 1850 - 1924 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 (about 300 feet away); Bill W. and Dr. Bob (about 300 feet away); John Muir 1838 - 1914 (about 400 feet away); Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998 (about 400 feet away); Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 (about 400 feet away); John J. Donovan, Jr. (about 400 feet away); Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 (about 400 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 March 5, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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