• Carter G Woodson

    Carter G. Woodson Home

    National Historic Site District of Columbia

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Traveling by Car:

From The National Mall travel east onto Constitution Avenue NW, until you come to 12th Street (which is a one-way street). Make a left turn onto 12th Street. Continue traveling north on 12th Street NW, until you come to Rhode Island Avenue. Make a right turn onto Rhode Island Avenue. Keep straight on Rhode Island Avenue, until you come to 9th Street. Make a right turn onto 9th Street. Keep straight and 1538 9th Street will be the third house on the right (the red brick one).

Public Transportation:

The Woodson Home is located less than a three minute walk from the Shaw-Howard University metro station on the Green Line. To get to the home, take the 8th and R Street exit at the Shaw-Howard University metro station. Walk one block west on R Street until you come to 9th Street. Make a left turn on 9th Street, walk south on 9th Street, crossing Rhode Island Avenue. The Woodson Home is 1538 9th Street, the third house from the corner of Rhode Island Avenue on the right side.

The Carter G. Woodson home is now closed and awaiting rehabilitation, yet a plaque is on the exterior of the home, to identify the historic structure.

Did You Know?

Portrait of a young Carter G. Woodson

Carter G. Woodson was born December 19, 1875 in New Canton, Virginia. He was unable to go to school until he moved to Huntington, West Virginia -- when he was 20 years old.