Penn Quarter/Chinatown

The Neighborhood of Sports, Eateries and Theaters

Can I Tour FBI Headquarters?

Seeing the FBI HQ (as some in the know might call it) is a pretty great way to experience the increasingly important work the FBI does to protect this city – and this country. You must arrange your visit through your Congressional office. The FBI requires up to a month for advance notice from...

Penn Quarter & Chinatown By Day & By Night

Venture into Penn Quarter & Chinatown and you’ll encounter a vibrant urban hub. Don’t be surprised when you step off the Metro and encounter a 60-foot high Chinese archway and bright neon lights. Visitors should expect plenty of foot traffic, elaborately dressed storefronts and energy-filled...

Chinatown Arch - Washington, DC
Visiting the Newseum

What and where is the Newseum? The Newseum is located at 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, situated between the U.S. Capitol and the White House . The seven-level museum opened in 2008 with the intention of promoting, explaining and defending the five freedoms of the First Amendment: speech, press,...

Newseum exterior at sunset - Museums in Washington, DC
Penn Quarter & Chinatown Dining in Washington, DC

A cool collection of museums, theaters, restaurants, retail and the Verizon Center —which is home to the Washington Capitals, Wizards and Mystics when it’s not hosting an all-star lineup of concerts—make Penn Quarter and Chinatown one of the city’s most engaging entertainment districts. Celebrity...

minibar by José Andrés - Luxe Date Ideas in Washington, DC
Action-Packed Penn Quarter & Chinatown

Sports-night destination. Museum-hopping paradise. Shopping mecca. Penn Quarter & Chinatown is one of DC’s most varied neighborhoods, in an energetic, go-all-day-and-night way. You’ll find a mix of historic buildings, high-end boutiques and the pro hockey and basketball arena Verizon Center...

Luce Unplugged at the Luce Foundation Center for American Art - Washington, DC
13 Things to See & Do in the Penn Quarter & Chinatown Neighborhoods

One of the most action-packed neighborhoods in the city, Penn Quarter & Chinatown are excitement-filled hubs. Catch a performance at an edgy theaters, shop for new fashions, discover unique museums, fill up on Chinese fare and so much more.

Kogod Courtyard - Washington, DC
What Do I Need to Know About the Downtown Holiday Market?

Where is the Market? What’s nearby? Located at 8th and F Streets NW in downtown DC, the Downtown Holiday Market holds down the area in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery . At night, its bright lights bring Penn Quarter to life, providing a holiday spark to...

Downtown Holiday Market - Winter Holidays in Washington, DC