2 Hours of Dining & Sightseeing through Penn Quarter

Eat at one of chef José Andrés’s hottest restaurants, admire the U.S. Navy Memorial plaza and see the document that created the United States of America at the National Archives.

Stop One

Eat lunch at China Chilcano

418 7th Street NW China Chilcano welcomes you to discover José Andrés and his team’s unique take on contemporary Peruvian cuisine, an intriguing amalgam of authentic and innovative dishes that are, in a word, unforgettable. Bold flavors, heady aromas and the buzz of excited diners take you on a sensorial journey that is anything but everyday. Enjoy inventive ceviches, delicious dim sum, sushi and more.


Stop Two

Explore the Navy Memorial

701 Pennsylvania Avenue NW The United States Navy Memorial is home to the Memorial Plaza, which features Stanley Bleifeld’s famous statue, The Lone Sailor©. The Lone Sailor, a tribute to all personnel of the sea services, overlooks the Granite Sea, an exact replication of the world’s oceans. Surrounding the Granite Sea are two fountain pools, honoring the personnel of the American Navy and the other navies of the world. The southern hemisphere of the Granite Sea is surrounded by 26 bronze bas-reliefs commemorating events, personnel and communities of the various sea services.


Stop Three

Get a dose of U.S. history at the National Archives

7th Street & Constitution Avenue NW See the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights at the nation’s most important archival building. In addition, take a journey through history in print and peruse slave ship manifests, the Emancipation Proclamation, captured German records, Japanese surrender documents from World War II and journals of polar expeditions. The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the nation’s record keeper and preserves and provides access to the records of the United States of America.


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