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Dozens of restaurants, multiple metro stations and bus stops, and other top group destinations like Folger Theatre and Eastern Market are within a 10-15-minute walk.

Getting Around

No matter how you are getting to Washington, D.C.—bus, plane, or train—it is easy to access Friends Place. The neighborhood is highly walkable and bicycle and scooter rentals are always available.

middle school students in front of U.S. Capitol Building

We are a 15 minute walk from Union Station, a hub for Amtrak, the MARC train from Thurgood Marshall-BWI Airport, bus transit, and parking for those arriving by car. If you are flying into Reagan National Airport, it is a 20-minute commute via Metro to the Eastern Market stop or to Union Station. From these two Metro stations, it’s just 10-minute walk from Friends Place.

Eastern Market and Union Station are both major Metro stops, which can easily connect you with the rest of the city as your group explores D.C. Our staff is happy to assist you with purchasing Metro cards in advance of your visit.


Students from Carolina Friends School board their bus

Capitol Hill boasts dozens of fantastic restaurants, offering great options for in-person group dining or catering on our premises.

Our staff can assist you with finding the meal options that are right for your group, but you can also explore some of the options within a 10-minute walk of our building on Pennsylvania Avenue.