Federal Triangle Heritage Trail Launched



Put on your walking shoes and get ready for a fascinating self-guided walking tour. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), in collaboration with Cultural Tourism DC (1250 H Street), recently launched the Make No Little Plans: Federal Triangle Heritage Trail. The trail begins in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, near the entrance to the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter Metrorail station, and comprises 16 illustrated signs focused on Beaux-Arts and Neoclassical buildings located between the U.S. Capitol and the White House. The walking tour charts a 1.75 mile-path around the buildings that house key federal government agencies, including the National Archives (700 Pennsylvania Avenue) and the Old Post Office Pavilion (1100 Pennsylvania Avenue). It is Cultural Tourism DC’s first Heritage Trail for the federal government and the city’s newest official walking trail, which uses the distinctive DC Neighborhood Heritage Trails signage originally developed by Cultural Tourism and the DowntownDC BID for the District Department of Transportation (DDOT). Find out more about this latest addition and the free guidebook.