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.

Last updated: January 31, 2018

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National Capital Parks-East
1900 Anacostia Drive SE

Washington, DC 20020


(202) 690-5185
The Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site is a part of the portfolio of parkland and historic sites of National Capital Parks-East.

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