Washington, DC - Downtown & Penn Quarter (PDF Chapter)
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
- browse the world’s largest collection of US art at the Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture
- 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.