Capitol Hill: Map, Parking, Buildings, Hotels, Restaurants

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Capitol Hill

Map, Parking, Buildings, Hotels, Restaurants

Getting to Capitol Hill by Metro and by Car (and parking) 

Capitol Hill Buildings  |  Hotels  |  Capitol Hill Restaurants

Also see our Visiting DC page for links to more restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, and suggestions for getting into, around and out of Washington, DC

Washington, DC map
(click for Google map of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC)

Click for Google map of Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
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(A detailed map of the U.S. Capitol complex is available here.)

Rayburn House Office Building Longworth House Office Building Cannon House Office Building Russell Senate Office Building Capitol Hill Club Capitol South Metro stop Library of Congress, Madison Building Library of Congress, Jefferson Building U.S. House of Representatives Federal Center SW Metro stop The U.S. Capitol Building Hart Senate Office Building Dirksen Senate Office Building U.S. Supreme Court The National Mall

Capitol Hill map - BIG

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  This map is available as a 2-page PDF

If you are an organization sponsoring an event on Capitol Hill or a Capitol Hill Day and you order at least $250 of our Congressional Directory or Pocket Guide to Advocacy on Capitol Hill and you would like included with your order complimentary color copies of one of our Capitol Hill maps, after you order please fill out our request form.

(Only requests on behalf of organizations are filled.)

Also see  our Pocket Guide to Advocacy on Capitol Hill and "A Practical Guide To Working The Hill And Guiding Congressional Witnesses / Hill Visitors, including Capitol Hill Map with parking indicated," Appendix 3 in Lobbying and Advocacy, by Deanna Gelak.

For a version of the map we distribute to attendees of our courses on Capitol Hill, with nearby hotels:

Online  |   Printable version (8.5 by 11 inches) in Adobe Acrobat PDF 

Getting to Capitol Hill


Getting to Capitol Hill by
Using the Metro is highly recommended as parking in the area is extremely limited.

House Side (south side of Capitol)

Capitol South Metro Stop 

Blue Line or Orange Line:  The Capitol South Metro elevator is on the Northwest corner of 1st Street SE and D Street SE.  Take the Metro Blue Line or the Metro Orange Line to the Capitol South station 

Senate Side
(north side of Capitol)

Union Station Metro Stop 

Red Line:  The Union Station Metro elevator is between the Amtrak station and mezzanine on 1st Street NW at the Amtrak Station entrance. Take the Metro Red Line to the Union Station stop 

Getting to Capitol Hill by Car

Traveling to Capitol Hill by car is discouraged as parking in the area is extremely limited.

Most street parking is time restricted at 2 hours, so it is only practical for one brief meeting. Some street parking is metered, so you will need to bring quarters or a credit card. Look for parking beyond the two block range from the US Capitol building as public parking is not permitted in the two block area surrounding the Capitol. Do not look for parking due west of the Capitol building because that area includes the Capitol Reflecting Pool and permit-only parking. See Parking on Capitol Hill below based on your specific Capitol Hill destination.

Alternatives include parking at Union Station Parking Garage (Metro: Union Station) and walking or parking at Colonial Parking (500 C St SW, Washington, DC) or Atlantic Parking (409 3rd St SW, Washington, DC) – (Metro: Federal Center SW) and taking the Metro to the Capitol South Metro stop, walking or taking a cab. 

Parking on Capitol Hill

See "parking in DC" and “parking on Capitol Hill in DC” web searches.

Senate Side and Capitol Visitor Center (north side of Capitol)

The four-level parking garage with 1,500 spaces at Union Station Parking Garage (60 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, DC) is open 24/7. (For information, please call the Union Station Parking Garage at 202-898-1950.) (Metro: Union Station)

There is limited underground parking at Hall of the States (444 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC).  Contact the Hall of the States parking garage for hours of operation at 202-298-7299. (Metro: Union Station)

Street Parking Tips: Look for parking in an area bounded by F Street NE on the north, Maryland Avenue NE on the south, 6th Street NE on the east, and 3rd Street NE on the west (satellite and map view here).

House Side (south side of Capitol)

Street Parking Tips: Look for parking in an area bounded by C Street SE on the north, E Street SE on the south, 4th Street SE on the east, and 1st Street SE on the west (satellite and map view here).

Ford House Office Building (FHOB) (south and west of Capitol)

A&R Parking, at 412 First St SE, Washington, DC.


From the Architect of the Capitol:

House-side Buildings
(south side of the Capitol, nearest Metro is Capitol South)

Senate-side Buildings
(north side of the Capitol, nearest Metro is Union Station)




Capitol Hill Hotels

House-side Hotels

Senate-side Hotels 

The nearest-to-the-House-side Metro is the Blue & Orange Lines at Capitol South,
which is a 5 to 10 minute walk to Longworth, and a 2-3 minute walk to Cannon HOB.

The nearest-to-the-Senate-side Metro is the Red Line at Union Station,
which is a 20 minute walk to Longworth or Cannon HOB.
The Hall of the States is on the Senate side at 444 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC (1 1/2 blocks from the Union Station Metro stop).

Hotels at Metro Center  

(11th and 12th Sts. NW and G and F Sts. NW)
Metro Center is a 10-minute Metro ride on a Blue or Orange line train to the Capitol South Metro stop


Virginia Hotels

Arlington (Crystal City & Rosslyn) and Alexandria

If you ride the Yellow Line you will transfer at L'Enfant Plaza to a Blue/Orange Metro.
If you travel on the Blue line there is no transfer.
Ride times noted indicate Yellow Line travel transferring at L'Enfant Plaza. Allow up to 7 minutes for transferring.
Blue line service is +10 minutes longer than making the transfer at L'Enfant Plaza.
**Indicates 2 ways to travel on metro.




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