Washington, DC - Downtown & Penn Quarter (PDF Chapter)

Washington, DC - Downtown & Penn Quarter (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Downtown & Penn Quarter chapter from Lonely Planet’s Washington DC guidebook.

Take your pick from some of the city’s best sights: the National Archives, where the Declara-tion of Independence lies enshrined for viewing; Ford’s Theatre, where John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln; or the Newseum, a whiz-bang, multistory collection of artifacts and cur-rent-events exhibits.

  • gawp at the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights – the original founding documents of the USA, scrawled in cursive on yellowing parchment – at the Na-tional Archives
  • maps
  • browse the world’s largest collection of US art, from George Washington’s official portrait to Andy Warhol’s pop art, at the Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture
  • transport
  • see the very seat where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, and the pistol that did the job, at Ford’s Theatre
  • restaurants & bars

Coverage includes: Neighbourhood Top Five, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping.

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