• Pennsylvania Avenue

    Pennsylvania Avenue

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the road a part of this park?

No, the park contains the walkways along either side of the road bed. Look for the special brown pavers on the sidewalks to determine whether you are in this national park site.

 

What else does this park contain?

The park administers and/or coordinates activities at several memorials and buildings along the Avenue. In fact, the United States Navy Memorial, Freedom Plaza, The Old Post Office Tower, the American Expeditionary Forces Memorial, and Pershing Park are all part of this national park.

Did You Know?

Pennsylvania Avenue

The tradition of the riderless horse with boots reversed in the stirrups, observed during the funeral of President John F. Kennedy, began with the funeral of William Henry Harrison in 1841.