Living in Petworth

Petworth not only boasts the esteemed President Lincoln's Cottage but also hosts a plethora of vibrant community events such as Celebrate Petworth, the Petworth Jazz Project, and the Petworth Community Market. Moreover, as one of the largest neighborhoods in Washington, DC, Petworth offers an abundance of dining options. Explore Georgia Avenue, where you'll discover a diverse range of restaurants specializing in soul food, Ethiopian cuisine, Salvadoran delights, Caribbean flavors, and much more!

Must-See Destinations and Delectable Delights

Not only can you find President Lincoln’s Cottage, his former summer residence transformed into a historical attraction in Petworth. This burgeoning area showcases a vibrant selection of trendy restaurants and bars that draw in Washington, DC’s stylish crowd. If you have an appetite for imaginative cuisine served in chic dining spaces, a visit to Petworth is highly recommended. Check out EatsPlace, an incubator kitchen to find some of the best up and coming chefs. Or Call Your Mother and Timber Pizza Company, both earning spots on Bon Appétit’s prestigious list of America’s 50 best new restaurants, making Petworth a culinary destination worth exploring.

Explore the Area

Views All Around

Petworth, one of Washington, DC’s most vibrant neighborhoods, is a paradise for art lovers with stunning street murals and galleries to explore. Enjoy the Petworth Library, offering an inviting and comfortable atmosphere to relax, read, work. Next, make your way to Rock Creek Cemetery and pay a visit to the Adams Memorial, famously recognized as the Grief Statue, created by Augustus St. Gaudens.  And for our history buffs, President Lincoln’s Cottage provides a unique ambiance, where significant moments in American history unfolded.

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Getting Around

Metro Station:
Georgia Ave – Petworth | Green Line

Bus Routes:
60: North to Fort Totten or South to Georgia Ave – Petworth Station
62: North to Takoma Station or South to Georgia Ave – Petworth Station
63: North to Takoma Station or South to Federal Triangle
64: North to Fort Totten or South of Federal Triangle
70: North to Silver Spring Station or South to Archives

Main Thoroughfares:
Georgia Ave / US 29
New Hampshire Ave, NW

  • By metro
  • By Car

By Metro

  • Regan National Airport
    43 minutes
  • Union Station
    30 minutes
  • Capital One Arena
    23 minutes
  • The Capitol
    22 minutes
  • President Lincoln's Cottage
    12 minutes

By Car

  • Regan National Airport
    22 minutes
  • Union Station
    20 minutes
  • Capital One Arena
    17 minutes
  • The Capitol
    44 minutes
  • President Lincoln's Cottage
    4 minutes

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