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Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
Copyright: - US National Park Service
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
Description - Pennsylvania Avenue is certainly among the world's most famous streets. While the Avenue serves work-a-day Washington as a major east-west transit route, it is known the world over as the heart of the Nation's Capital.

Attractions - America's history has marched, paraded, promenaded, and protested its way up and down the Avenue. The Nation celebrates the election of a president every four years with a parade on the Avenue, while other national heroes and foreign leaders have been honored with parades and motorcades there as well. It is no wonder that Pennsylvania Avenue is called the "Avenue of the Presidents" and "America's Main Street." The Avenue is truly more than just another city street; it is, rather, America's Ceremonial Way, the place where the Nation comes to commemorate its tragedies and triumphs.

Recreation - Declaring its redevelopment to be in the national interest, Congress directed that the Avenue be developed, maintained, and used "in a manner suitable to its ceremonial, physical, and historic relationship to the legislative and executive branches of the Federal Government and to the governmental buildings, monuments, memorials, and parks in or adjacent to the area."

Climate - Washington, D.C. experiences four distinct seasons. Winters can be bitterly cold or pleasantly mild while summers can be miserably hot and humid or agreeably warm. The average January temperature is 37 degrees F (3 degrees C). The average July temperature is 78 degrees F (26 degrees C). Spring and fall are pleasant times of the year to visit the area, temperatures are mild with low humidity.

Location - Pennsylvania Avenue is located in Washington, D.C. running between the U.S. Capitol and The White House.


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Contact Information:
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, c/o National Capital Parks - Central, 900 Ohio Drive SW , Washington, DC, 20024-2000, Phone: 202-485-9880

Additional Information:
National Capital Parks-Central - The park system of the Nation's Capital comprises parks, parkways, and reservations in the District of Columbia.
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Links:
Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site - Official agency website

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