Hours and Location


Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm
Closed on federal holidays and from December 24-January 1


3100 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

Driving Directions

Directions from Maryland (I-95 south)

Follow Interstate Highway 95 to the Beltway (I-495) heading west toward Bethesda/Silver Spring. Take exit 39 for River Road, heading east towards Washington. Turn right onto Goldsboro Road. Turn left at the first traffic light onto Massachusetts Avenue. After two traffic circles, cross Wisconsin Avenue. After passing the Naval Observatory and the British Embassy, turn right on Whitehaven Street. The entrance to the CHS is at the top of the hill on the left.

Directions from Virginia (I-95 north)

Head north on 95; continue onto I-395 N. Take exit 8B to merge onto VA-27 N/S Washington Blvd toward Pentagon/Arlington Cemetery/Rosslyn. Continue to follow S Washington Blvd. Turn right at the Arlington Memorial Bridge and continue straight onto Lincoln Memorial Circle. Turn left at 23rd Street NW. At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto New Hampshire Avenue. Turn left at Massachusetts Avenue. At the traffic circle, continue straight to stay on Massachusetts Avenue. Take a slight left at Whitehaven Street. The entrance to the CHS is at the top of the hill on the left.

Directions from Virginia (I-66 east)

Take Route 66 toward Washington. Once on the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, move into the right lane, and follow the signs to Constitution Ave. Turn right on 23rd Street, and then follow signs to the Rock Creek Parkway turn off. Follow the Parkway north to the Waterside Drive exit on the right. At the light at the end of the off ramp, turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue. The next left is Whitehaven Street. The entrance to the CHS is at the top of the hill on the left.


Free parking is available for visitors on the CHS campus.

Public Transportation

The nearest Metrorail stops are Dupont Circle and Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan – both on the Red Line. 

The nearest Metrobus stop is at Massachusetts Avenue and 30 Street, a few steps north of the intersection of Whitehaven Street and Massachusetts Avenue. The N2, N3, N4, and N6 lines stop here and run from Farragut Square to Friendship Heights. 

More information about Metrobus and Metrorail routes and schedules is available at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website.