Directions and Parking

2111 Decatur Place NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 483-3310

Just off of Florida Ave NW.
Main entrance located
between the stone meeting house and the red brick building


If our lobby doors are locked, please ring the bell for access. Look for signage to direct you to your event. Our staff can answer questions or direct you. Certain events may be accessible through our garden gates if arrangements are made in advance.

Red Line to Dupont Circle Station (Q Street exit). WMATA’s website has a trip planner as well as alerts about possible track work or other delays that may impact your trip, particularly on evenings and weekends.

Walking directions from Metrorail

Take the Q Street exit (Dupont Circle North) from Metro; Connecticut Avenue NW is within sight.

Walk north (uphill) on Connecticut Ave. approximately two and a half blocks to Florida Avenue NW.

Turn left on Florida and walk approximately half a block to Friends Meeting of Washington on the right.

Look for our front garden and our lobby entrance around the corner on Decatur Place NW.


Numerous Metrobus lines serve Dupont Circle.  Use WMATA’s website or Google Maps (top of this page) to plan your trip.

Due to the historic nature of our facility, we have no parking of our own. For larger events, see our preferred vendors list for valet and transportation providers.

On-street parking is limited and we discourage its use due to impacts on our residential neighbors. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. Event organizers are asked to request their guests and attendees to use parking garages, rideshare, or public transit to the extent possible. For quick trips or unloading / loading, there are two spaces near our entrance on Decatur Place NW that may be available for brief use.

Nearby parking garages:

**We encourage you to confirm hours with the attendant at the time you park your vehicle to avoid having your vehicle locked in for the night.**

  • Universal South Building, garage entrance on the 2000 block of Florida Ave NW
    Located across Connecticut Avenue NW on the left when heading east from the Meeting House, between the drug store and the post office. Details
  • Universal North Building, garage entrance on the 2000 block of T Street NW
    Around the corner from the Universal South Building’s parking garage and across from the side entrance to the Washington Hilton hotel. Details
  • 1666 Connecticut Ave NW (limited Sunday evening hours)
    Entrance on R St NW. Details
  • 2001 S St NW (weekdays only)
    Located across Connecticut Ave NW from us. Details

Buses and Shuttles: If you are staging buses or shuttles in front of our building for your event, these vehicles should stop in front of our fence along Florida Ave NW. “No Parking” signage can be issued by the city for a nominal fee. It is your (or your transportation vendor’s) responsibility to obtain this signage and ensure it is posted at least 72 hours prior to the event date.

There are two bicycle racks installed by the city on Decatur Place NW. Please do not bring bicycles or scooters into the building or gardens.

“We had a wonderful experience!  Everything was perfect! Everyone was so welcoming, and the space was great. It was so easy to arrange set up and work with caterers.  Parking wasn’t an issue since there’s paid parking around the corner that always had availability.  Being able to use the kitchen saved us a lot of money since we could make coffee there instead of having it delivered.  We really enjoyed both the space and the Friends!  I’d highly recommend the venue.”

~ Sara V., Transcend Education