Penn Quarter Map: Downtown Washington, DC

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Maps, Directions and Parking in Penn Quarter

Penn Quarter Map
Map Data © 2016 Google

This is a map of Penn Quarter, the revitalized neighborhood located in the heart of Downtown Washington, DC, near Chinatown and Gallery Place. The area may be simply referred to as Downtown DC, with its boundaries defined as north of Pennsylvania Avenue, south of Mount Vernon Square, between the White House and I-395. The area has seen dramatic change and growth over the past two decades since the opening of the city's largest arena - Capital One Arena and the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery & American Art Museum. With its location within walking distance to the National Mall, many restaurants, museums, theaters, and shopping venues have opened in this area making it one of the most popular places to visit. Read more about Penn Quarter

Getting to Penn Quarter: Downtown Washington DC

The closest Metro Stations are Gallery Place/Chinatown and Archives-Navy Memorial- Penn Quarter. As you can see on the map, Metro Center and Federal Triangle Metro stations are also within walking distance. See a Guide to Using Metrorail in Washington DC. There is some street parking available in the area, but this is a busy part of town in the heart of the city and spaces fill up quickly.  See a guide to parking garages in Penn Quarter.

Capital Bikeshare has docking stations located at 7th & F Sts NW in front of the National Portrait Gallery, at 9th & G St. NW in front of the MLK Library, at 8th and H Sts. NW and at 11th and F Sts. NW.

See Driving Directions and a larger overview of the Penn Quarter/Downtown DC area on the next page
 

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Driving Directions to Penn Quarter and Downtown WashingtonDC

Penn Quarter Map
Map Data © 2016 Google

Penn Quarter is located in the heart of Downtown Washington DC and while it is easy to find the area, traffic can often be congested.  This map shows an overview of the area. Penn Quarter is north of Pennsylvania Avenue, south of Mount Vernon Square (the Washington Convention Center), between the White House and I-395.

Directions From Virginia

Take I-395 N toward Washington
Take the 12th St exit
Merge onto 12th St SW
Turn right at Constitution Ave NW/US-1
Turn left at 6th St NW/US-1
Arrive at the Penn Quarter

Directions From Maryland (Northwest of DC)

Follow the Capital Beltway/I-495 South
Take the George Washington Memorial Pkwy toward Washington
Take the exit onto I-395 N toward Washington
Take the 12th St exit
Merge onto 12th St SW
Turn right at Constitution Ave NW/US-1
Turn left at 6th St NW/US-1
Arrive at Penn Quarter

Directions From Maryland (Northeast of DC)

Follow I-295 South
Exit at New York Ave NE/US-50 West
Turn left at 6th St NW/US-1
Arrive at Penn Quarter

Penn Quarter is an arts and entertainment district with many restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, art galleries, theaters and trendy stores. Read more about Penn Quarter.

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