• Pennsylvania Avenue

    Pennsylvania Avenue

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

America's Main Street

A street unlike any other.  It is known the world over as the heart of the Nation's Capital. America's history has marched, paraded, promenaded, and protested its way along the Avenue.

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Pennsylvania Avenue

President James K. Polk’s inaugural parade displayed the slogan “Manifest Destiny” and reflected the expansionist mood of the nation – a mood that culminated in the Mexican War of 1846-47.