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New York Ave in Washington, DC - Exploring DC's Streets


New York Ave in Washington, DC - Exploring DC's Streets

Bonsai Tree at the National Arboretum

Courtesy of Karen Hart

New York Avenue in Washington, DC is a diagonal street that runs through the heart of downtown DC. Amid all the highrise office buildings, New York Avenue is dotted with many historical sights, landmarks and museums that visitors to Washington, DC will not want to miss. To follow is a list of must see stops on New York Ave.

  • The National Museum of Women in the Arts (1250 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005; 202-783-5000)celebrates women who have contributed to the world of art. With works dating as far back as the Renaissance to the present, the National Museum of Women in the Arts features exhibits that highlight the achievements in sculpture, painting, photography and graphic art.
  • William Wilson Corcoran established the Corcoran Gallery of Art to "encourage American genius". Today the gallery is a world class museum and college, and visitors are treated to the renowned Twentieth Century art collection the gallery houses. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at New York Avenue and 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC and is open every day, except Tuesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. on Thursday.
  • The Octagon House and Museum (1799 New York Ave, NW, Washington, DC; 202-638-3105)is the oldest museum in the U.S. dedicated to architecture and design. The Octagon House was designed by Dr. William Thorton (who also designed the U.S. Capitol) and is an example of Federal period architecture.
  • Acadiana(901 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20202) is a favorite dining hotspot in DC and it just happens to be on New York Ave. Serving Lousiana cuisine that will make your mouth salivate, Acadiana is a dining experience that will make you feel like you are in the Big Easy.
  • The National Arboretum (3501 New York Avenue NE, Washington, DC; 202-245-2726) is one of Washington, DC's best kept secrets that first-time visitors to the District will not want to miss.
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