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The station is located in Northwest Washington at 7th Street between Pennsylvania and Indiana Avenues. It takes its name from the nearby National Archives, the U.S. Navy Memorial, and the Penn Quarter neighborhood in which the station is located. It is a popular stop for tourists, with easy access to the northern side of the National Mall. Service began on April 30, 1983.
There is a provision for a future second mezzanine at the south end of the station, with a knock-out panel visible on the station's south wall.
Notable places nearby Edit
- Department of Justice
- Ford's Theatre
- Grand Army of the Republic Memorial
- J. Edgar Hoover Building (headquarters of the FBI)
- National Archives
- National Gallery of Art
- National Mall
- National Museum of Natural History
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