By Metro

  • Closest Metro stop: Capitol South (Orange/Blue Lines) - Exit station using main exit, walk approximately two blocks north on First Street SE.
  • Alternative Stop: Union Station (Red Line) - .5 miles

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Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (external link) (WMATA) web site for additional information.

By Bus

Tour Bus Access to Capitol Grounds
Security measures have been implemented as part of continued efforts by the U.S. Capitol Police to enhance security within the Capitol complex. These measures restrict commercial bus access to U.S. Capitol grounds. Please read more from the Architect of the Capitol to prepare your tour bus for drop-off.

By Car

Visit MapQuest (external link) for turn-by-turn directions.

Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20540

James Madison Memorial Building
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540

John Adams Building
Second Street SE, between Independence Avenue and East Capitol Streets

Parking Options

  • Limited two-hour zone and metered parking on streets
  • Public parking lots (closest is located at Union Station)

From Area Airports

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) – 4.4 miles, closest to the Library

  • Shuttle service or taxi
  • Subway (Metro) – blue line

Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 31.2 miles

  • Shuttle service or taxi

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) – 32.4 miles

By Train