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Directions to CEDC

We have prepared directions for metro, car, and airports. They are provided below on this page, as well as in downloadable PDFs (which include a small map) in case you want to print them to take with you. You can also use the Google map to the right.

By Metro

The Center is located about a 10-15 minute walk or a short bus ride from the Brookland/Catholic University (CUA) Metro Station that is on Metro’s RED line. The Metro’s website can be found at wmata.com.

By Foot After Metro: After taking escalator down to the Brookland/CUA station, exit the station to the right following the sign for “Buses and 10th St”. Take the escalator up to ground level. Cross parking lot towards 10th St. Turn left on 10th and follow it until it ends (about 10 blocks). It ends at Varnum St, NE. Turn left on Varnum; walk 1 block and turn left on the 800 block of Varnum St. The Center is the last building on the right (a dead end street)

By Bus After Metro: Be sure to get a free bus transfer at the station where you first board the Metro. Once at the Brookland/CUA station catch the Bus #80 that says “Fort Totten.” Get off the bus at Providence Hospital (12th and (Varnum) and walk west on Varnum for two 2 blocks. Turn left onto the 800 block of Varnum St. The Center is the last building on the right.

From National Airport: Take the Yellow line Metro train all the way to Gallery Place. At Gallery Place transfer to the Red line train going in the direction of Wheaton. Get off at Brookland/CUA Station Or exit the Metro at Union Station and you can take a taxi to the Center.

From Union Station: Take the Red line Metro in the direction of Wheaton to Brookland/CUA Station. Follow the “By Foot After Metro” directions. Taxis are also available outside Union Station.

By Taxi: Tell the driver that you want to go to the corner of Varnum Street, Northeast, and the 800 block of Varnum St (an access road) which is located 2 blocks west of Providence Hospital, and is near Catholic University. Once you get to that corner tell the driver to take a left onto the 800 block of Varnum St. The Center is the last building on the right.

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By Car

By Car from Dulles: From the terminal, follow the Washington DC signs along the Dulles Toll Road until you reach Rt 66 to DC. Stay on Rt. 66 all the way into the city as it becomes Constitution Avenue. Stay on Constitution going towards the Capitol building. The road briefly becomes Pennsylvania Ave as it curves around the Capitol. Take a left on Louisiana, and make another left onto North Capitol Street. Remain on North Capitol for 2 miles and take a right onto Michigan Ave, NE. On Michigan Ave, after passing Catholic University, you will cross a bridge over the train tracks. Immediately at the end of this bridge take a left onto 10th St, NE. Follow 10th until it ends at Varnum St NE. Take a left onto Varnum St. Go one block and take a left onto the 800 block of Varnum St. The Center is the second (and last building on the right).

By Car from North: I-95 south to Baltimore: After leaving the Ft. McHenry Tunnel, get on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. Take the Parkway all the way to New York, Ave (Rt. 50). Bear right on New York Ave, and stay in the right lane. Exit to the right on South Dakota Ave. Continue for almost 3 miles until you reach 12th St, NE. Turn left onto 12th street (A blue hospital sign should be at that intersection). Continue on 12th St and turn right onto Varnum St (Providence Hospital is at the corner). Go two blocks. Take a left onto the 800 block of Varnum St. The Center is the second (and last) building on the right. The 800 block of Varnum St, NE is a dead end access road.

By Car from South: I-95 North toward DC: From I-95 get onto I-395 north (heading into downtown DC) Follow 395 over the 14th St. Bridge (over the Potomac), through two underpasses, get in right lane and follow signs for and take the exit for Massachusetts Ave. The exit ramp will lead you onto 2nd St., NW. Once on 2nd, take the first right (Massachusetts Ave.) Take a left at the 2nd traffic light onto North Capitol St.. Remain on North Capitol for about 2 miles. Take a right at Michigan Ave. On Michigan, just after driving past Catholic University, you will cross a bridge over the train tracks. Immediately at the end of the bridge take a left onto 10th St. Follow 10th St until it ends at Varnum St. Take a left on Varnum St. Go one block. Take a left onto the 800 block of Varnum St. The Center is the second (and last) building on the right.

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From Airports (without a car)

From BWI Airport: The most economical option from BWI is to travel via the Metro. There is a Metro Bus that picks up outside the baggage claim at BWI, and will take you to the Greenbelt Metro Station on the Green Line (Bus Fare-$3.00). From there, take the Green Line towards Washington, transfer at the Fort Totten Metro Station. From Fort Totten, take the Red Line south towards Union Station. You will exit at your first stop, the Brookland/CUA Metro Stop. (Metro Fare $1.85) From this point, you can either walk or take a bus as is detailed in the From Metro directions. If you feel that you will need a taxi to get to the Center, stay on the Red Line two stops further and exit at Union Station, where you will find a cab the most easily. Another transportation option is to take the blue “Super Shuttle” Van from BWI that will take you directly to the door. Arrangements for these can be made at the Super Shuttle kiosk in Baggage Claim, or by calling 1-800-BLUE-VAN. Monday-Friday you can also travel via the MARC train directly from BWI to Union Station.(Fare: $5.00 http://www.mtamaryland.com/services/marc)

From Dulles Airport (IAD): The most economical option from Dulles is to take the Metrobus to the DC Metro. The Metrobus picks up at Dulles every half hour and goes first to the Falls Church and then to the Rosslyn stops on the Blue and Orange Line. (Bus Fare $3.00) From either stop take the Blue or Orange Line to Metro Center, then transfer to the Red Line. From there you can depart at Union Station and take a taxi, or come to the Brookland/CUA stop and walk. (Metro Fare $1.35-See From Metro directions for both) At Dulles you also have the option of taking the Washington Flyer bus service (www.washfly.com) or the Super Shuttle service (www.supershuttle.com, 1-800-BLUE VAN).

From National Airport (DCA): Take the Yellow line Metro train all the way to Gallery Place. At Gallery Place transfer to the Red line train going in the direction of Wheaton. Get off at Brookland/CUA Station Or exit the Metro at Union Station and you can take a taxi to the Center.

By Taxi: Tell the driver that you want to go to the corner of Varnum Street, Northeast, and the 800 block of Varnum St (an access road) which is located 2 blocks west of Providence Hospital, and is near Catholic University. Once you get to that corner tell the driver to take a left onto the 800 block of Varnum St. The Center is the last building on the right.

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