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.

This neighborhood bustles day and night around some of the city’s best museums and thea-tres and the enormous Verizon Center, home of DC’s basketball and hockey teams. Trendy res-taurants and bars cater to visitors and sports fans.

  • gawp at the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights - the real, spi-dery-handwriting-scrawled documents - at the National Archives
  • maps
  • browse the world’s largest collection of US art at the Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture
  • transportation
  • see the very seat where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated at Ford’s Theatre
  • restaurants & bars

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

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