Welcome to Downtown & Penn Quarter
Penn Quarter forms around Pennsylvania Ave as it runs between the White House and the Capitol. Downtown extends north beyond it. Major sights include the National Archives, a trove of eye-popping documents; the Reynolds Center for American Art & Portraiture, hanging big-name works; and Ford’s Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. This is also DC’s entertainment district and convention hub, so the place bustles day and night. Heaps of hot bars and restaurants provide sustenance.