Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site

Wide road and traffic leading to Capital.
Pennsylvania Avenue looking towards the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Quick Facts

Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Public Transit, Wheelchair Accessible

Architect Pierre L'Enfant designed Pennsylvania Avenue to be a physical connection between the legislative and executive banches of the United States government. 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.

National Mall and Memorial Parks , Pennsylvania Avenue

Last updated: October 25, 2020