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:
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Major Attractions in Penn Quarter:
- Verizon Center
- National Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum
- International Spy Museum
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- National Museum of Crime and Punishment
- Gallery Place
- Washington Convention Center
- US Navy Memorial
- Marian Koshland Science Museum
- National Museum of Women in the Arts
- National Building Museum
- Warner Theatre
- Shakespeare Theatre
- National Theatre
- Ford’s Theatre
- Woolly Mammoth Theatre
- E Street Cinema
- Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Restaurants in Penn QuarterThis 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 QuarterThere 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
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