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Penn Quarter - A Washington, DC Neighborhood


Penn Quarter - A Washington, DC Neighborhood

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About Penn Quarter:

Penn Quarter is a revitalized historic neighborhood in downtown Washington, DC. The name “Penn Quarter” is relatively new and not so widely known. The area may also be called Old Downtown by some. Most people refer to the neighborhood as “near the MCI Center” (now the Verizon Center). Since the opening of the MCI Center in 1997, Penn Quarter has become an arts and entertainment district with new restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, art galleries, theaters and trendy stores.


North of Pennsylvania Avenue, south of Mount Vernon Square, between the White House and I-395.
See a map of Penn Quarter

Metro Stations Near Penn Quarter:

Gallery Place/Chinatown
Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter

Parking in Penn Quarter:

Find parking garages

Photos of Penn Quarter:

See a photo gallery

Major Attractions in Penn Quarter:


Restaurants in Penn Quarter

This part of Downtown DC has many fine restaurants offering a wide range of cuisine from contemporary American to Asian Fusion, to Italian or Latin American fare. See a guide to Penn Quarter Restaurants.

Hotels in Penn Quarter

There are plenty of places to stay near Penn Quarter. These hotels are located within the neighborhood itself, and you will also find many other Downtown DC hotels within walking distance.

Annual Events in Penn Quarter

Penn Quarter Websites

Penn Quarter Living
Pennsylvania Quarter


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