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Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC


Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC
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Freedom Plaza is a popular site for local events and political protests in Washington, DC. It is located along Pennsylvania Avenue, adjacent to Pershing Park and just a few blocks from the White House. The western end of the plaza contains a large fountain, while the eastern end contains an equestrian statue of Kazimierz Pułaski, a Polish soldier who saved the life of George Washington and became a general in the Continental Army. There’s also a giant stone map of the District of Columbia, as designed by Pierre L'Enfant. Freedom Plaza opened in 1980 as part of the Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation.

Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 14th Streets
Washington, DC 20004
The closest Metro stations are Federal Triangle and Metro Center
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