Downtown

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Traditionally the commercial heart of Washington, Downtown reflects the flavor of the city's past and present. Large office buildings and retail complexes tower above 19C shopfronts, and the process of revitalization is apparent everywhere. Sights covered in this area lie east of the White House and north of the Mall, an area compact enough to be walkable. Enjoy one of the best views of Washington's skyline from the Old Post Office Tower, as well as Ford's Theatre ranger presentations. Be sure to organize your time to include 1-2 days in this neighborhood so you can get a real feel for this most vibrant section of Washington.

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Nearby tourist attractions

Block 2300
Block 2300
Occupying adjacent lots just steps away
30 minutes
National Museum of Women in the Arts
National Museum of Women in the Arts
Behind this Beaux-Arts exterior is the
90 minutes
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
At the corner of G and 9th streets is
15 minutes
Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre
John Ford opened the doors of this brick
15 minutes
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Housed in the landmark Old Patent Office
60 minutes
National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery
This museum might be thought of as the
120 minutes
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Block 2300
Block 2300
Occupying adjacent lots just steps away
30 minutes
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
At the corner of G and 9th streets is
15 minutes
Ford's Theatre
Ford's Theatre
John Ford opened the doors of this brick
15 minutes
See all