Directions and Parking Information


Smith Center for Healing and The Arts is located in DC’s busy U Street Corridor, close to the Dupont Circle and Adams Morgan Neighborhoods. It is easily accessible by car, metro, or bus.


1632 U St, NW | Washington, DC | 20009

Located above the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery between 16th Street and 17th Street,  adjacent to the DC Fire and EMS station.

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Getting Here By Metro

Smith Center is a 15-minute walk from both the Metro Red and Yellow/Green Lines.

Red Line | Dupont Circle Station

Walk east on P St | Turn North (left) on 17th St | Turn East (right) on U St | on your right just after 17th St.

Yellow/Green Line | U Street/Cardozo Station

Take the 13th St exit | Walk West on U St 3.5 long blocks | on your left just before 17th St

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Driving Directions

From Maryland

Drive South 16th St./DC 390 | Take 2nd exit onto 16th St., NW entering the District of Columbia | Turn right on U St, NW | Smith Center is located on U St between 16th and 17th.

From Virginia

Take 14th Street Bridge (from 395) or Roosevelt Bridge (from 66) to 14th St (RT 1) | Turn North (left) on 14th St | Turn West (left) on U St | Look for our building on your left just before 17th St.


Street Parking

On-street, two-hour metered parking on U St and two-hour, non-metered parking in the surrounding neighborhood is often available.


Camden Roosevelt Parking Garage

(2 blocks from Smith Center)
 This garage is near the intersection of V Street and New Hampshire Avenue NW. It is only 2 blocks away from Smith Center and is the closest of garages listed. It is a part of the Camden Roosevelt building and is in the alley next to the Augustana Lutheran Church (The Church address is 2100 New Hampshire Ave., NW at the corner of V and New Hampshire).

Directions: Driving west on U Street, turn right and drive north on New Hampshire Avenue, NW (curves to the northeast at the U St/16th St intersection).  Make a left on V Street.  V Street is ONE WAY. The Church and garage will be on your right and you will see a MarcParc sign. The garage is locked at all times. To gain access, call 202.265.4612 and the attendant will raise the gate and let you in.

Hours: Open 24 hours/7 days a week

Rates: 0-1 hours = $5, 1-2 hours = $10, 2-24 hours = $15

Colonial Parking Garage

#700 on Florida Ave (, 202.295.8100)
Location: 1711 Florida Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20009. The garage is at the corner of Florida Avenue and Old Morgan School Place.  It is right next to the Marie Reed Learning Center.

Directions: Going on U Street from 17th toward 18th Street, turn right before 18th onto Florida Ave. Go 1 to 1.5 blocks on Florida and look straight ahead for the large sign on the building. Left turn to Marie Reed Learning Center Road.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 6am-midnight, Friday 6:30am-4am, Saturday 9am-4am, closed Sundays.

Daytime Parking (Mon-Sat): 1st hour = $4, 2nd hour = $8, Max = $12
Weekday Evenings After 5pm: 1 hour = $4, Max = $12
Friday & Saturday: Flat rate of $14
Early Bird Special: In by 10am, $8 all day

Colonial Parking Garage in Adams Morgan

Location: 2421 18th Street (2400 block of 18th St. NW)

Daytime special rates: Offers discounted parking at $2 for two hours from 7am to 6pm, seven days a week with validation from a participating merchant. Regular hours: are Sunday (9am-2am), Monday (8am-1am),Tuesday-Thursday (8am –2am)  Friday (8am-3am), Saturday (9am-4am)

Colonial Parking Garage at Woodley Park

Location & Directions: 2519 Conn. Ave, Enter on south side of Calvert. 5-minute walk from Adams Morgan, right near the Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan metro stop. 

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 7am - Midnight, Sunday: 7am - 10pm

Rates: 1 hour: $5, 2 hrs, $9, Max:$14/ Evenings after 5pm and weekends: $4

Universal North Garage Across from the Washington Hilton

Location & Directions: 2040 T Street NW, (between 20th & 21st Streets - Enter on "T" Street between Connecticut Ave. and Florida Ave., across from the Washington Hilton)

Rates: All day parking is about $18.

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