Walter E. Washington Convention Center Directions & Parking Information

Driving Directions

The Washington Convention Center is located between 7th and 9th Streets and N Street and Mt. Vernon Place in downtown D.C., right across from the new City Museum.

FROM MARYLAND

From Points North
Take I-95 south to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (exit 22B) toward Washington.
Take the Washington exit - US 50 West (on the right).
US - 50 West becomes New York Avenue.
Proceed on New York Avenue.
New York Avenue becomes Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

From Points South
Travel Southwest on MD - Route 2.
Make slight right onto MD ā€“ Route 4N.
MD ā€“ 4 N becomes Pennsylvania Ave. SE.
Take ramp toward I-395.
Merge onto Southeast Freeway.
Southeast Freeway becomes Iā€“295 N.
Take 7th street exit.
Proceed north on 7th Street 10 blocks.
Make left on Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

From Points East
Take US - 50 West.
US - 50 West becomes New York Avenue.
New York Avenue becomes Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

From Points West
Take I - 270 to the Washington Beltway 495 West toward Northern Virginia.
Take the George Washington (GW) Parkway exit to 395 North.
Take the 12th Street exit.
Proceed on 12th Street and then turn right on Massachusetts Avenue.
Massachusetts Avenue will become Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your left.

FROM VIRGINIA

From Points North
Take I-495 to I-66 East.
Take I-66 East to Washington, DC.
Take Route 50/Constitution Avenue exit.
Proceed on Constitution Avenue to 7th Street.
Turn left on 7th Street.
Proceed 9 blocks on 7th Street to Mt. Vernon Place.
Turn left on Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

From Points South
Take I - 495 to 395 North.
Take 395 North to Washington, DC.
Follow 395 North across the 14th Street Bridge.
Stay to the right lanes.
Proceed across the 14th Street Bridge to Independence Avenue.
Turn right on Independence Avenue and proceed 2 blocks to 7th Street.
Turn left on 7th Street and proceed 10 blocks to Mt.Vernon Avenue.
Turn left on Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

Directions from Airports

FROM RONALD REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT
Take the George Washington (GW) Parkway north to I-395 and Washington, DC.
Follow signs to the 14th Street Bridge.
Proceed across the 14th Street to Independence Avenue.
Turn right onto Independence Avenue and proceed 2 blocks to 7th Street.
Turn left on 7th Street and proceed 12 blocks to Mt. Vernon Place.
Turn left on Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

FROM BALTIMORE WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL (BWI) AIRPORT
Take I-195 West to MD -295 South via exit 2B to Washington.
Continue west on US-50.
US - 50 West becomes New York Avenue.
Proceed on New York Avenue.
New York Avenue becomes Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right

FROM DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Take I-66 East to Washington.
Take Route 50/Constitution Avenue exit.
Proceed on Constitution Avenue.
Turn left on 7th Street.
Proceed 9 blocks on 7th Street and turn left on Mt. Vernon Place.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be on your right.

Parking Information

The Convention Center has identified over 3000 parking spaces in a three block radius of the facility. These spaces are available on a first come, first serve basis. There are also approximately 100 metered parking spaces within close proximity to the facility.

There are twelve designated public parking spaces designated for vehicles displaying disability parking placards/permits or license tags in the following locations:

- North end of 7th Street between L and Mt Vernon Streets (3 metered spaces)
- South end of 9th Street between Mount Vernon Place and L Street (3 metered spaces)
- South end of 9th Street between L Street and M Street (3 metered spaces)
- South end of 9th Street between M Street and N Street (3 metered spaces)