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Before you go
Downtown Washington, DC
Part business district, part historic site, downtown DC is a part of the nation's capital you won't want to miss. Home to Verizon Center, Warner Theater, and the National Archives, the area in the northwest part of the city is vibrant and interesting. It's probably already on your to-do list to hit the National Portrait Gallery, which is located downtown. For amazing views of Washington, DC, be sure to go up the tower of the Old Post Office Pavilion. It'll take your breath away.
- Varies by businesses.
- From bargains to extravagances, you'll find it all downtown. Many museums offer free admission.
Designing for Disaster, National Building Museum
Touchstone Gallery exhibitions
Franklin Park Workout Wednesdays
Parks and recreation
What attractions are in downtown DC?
Visitors will find many museums in the area, including the National Portrait Gallery, the International Spy Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. It's also DC's theater district, home to the Shakespeare Theater, Ford's Theater, and the Wooly Mammoth Theater. Restaurants and bars can be found in Chinatown and the Penn Quarter.
What are the boundaries of downtown?
Washington, DC's downtown consists of about five or six blocks and includes the historic downtown district that is on National Register of Historic Places. It includes Pennsylvania Avenue from 7th Street at Mt .Vernon Square and F Street between 7th and 11th streets, NW. It's in the northwestern part of the city.