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White House and Pennsylvania Avenue Architecture Tour

White House and Pennsylvania Avenue Architecture Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$40
Duration: 90 minutes
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Description

Pennsylvania Avenue, known as America's Main Street, has been host to inaugurations, protests and celebrations throughout our Nation's history. But the development of this grand boulevard, connecting the Capitol to the White House, is fraught with conflict and intrigue. Visit the White House grounds, walk Pennsylvania Ave, and learn how downtown Washington went from Murder Bay to Federal Triangle.

Pennsylvania Avenue, known as America's Main Street, has been host to inaugurations, protests and celebrations throughout our Nation's history. But the development of this grand thoroughfare, connecting the Capitol to the White House, is fraught with conflict and intrigue. Walk Penn Ave and learn about how this important boulevard went from Murder Bay to Federal Triangle. Sights we discuss on this tour include:

  • The White House
  • The President's Guest House (Blair House)
  • The Eisenhower Executive Office Building
  • Wilson Building (District of Columbia City Hall)
  • Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Old Post Tower
  • J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building
  • Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building
  • U.S. Navy Memorial
  • National Archives
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Newseum
  • National Gallery of Art

This tour meets in front of the White House in Lafayette Square at the General Rochambeau Statue, 701 Jackson Pl NW. The tour takes about 2 hours and covers approximately 1 mile, ending outside the Newseum.

Pennsylvania Avenue, known as America's Main Street, has been host to inaugurations, protests and celebrations throughout our Nation's history. But the development of this grand boulevard, connecting the Capitol to the White House, is fraught with conflict and intrigue. Visit the White House grounds, walk Pennsylvania Ave, and learn how downtown Washington went from Murder Bay to Federal Triangle.