It’s the most famous address in America. Everyone knows who lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
But few realize the White House is just one of the interesting things to see along this scenic and historic street.
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site takes you down “America’s Main Street” from the U.S. Capitol Building at the eastern end, to the residence of presidents 1.5 miles away.
Laid out by Pierre L’Enfant, the architect of the nation’s capital, Pennsylvania Avenue was intended to symbolically and literally separate and connect the executive and legislative branches of government.
This is the parade route on inauguration day. This is where citizens gather to celebrate victories and redress their government.
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site encompasses several notable points of interest. The U.S. Navy Memorial, Freedom Plaza, the Old Post Office, and Pershing Park lie along its path.
Visitors to the nation’s capital can find history, refreshment, entertainment, and scenic views along this wide avenue.