The Historic Carnegie Library
801 K Street, NW at Mount Vernon Square
From the metro
The Historic Carnegie Library is 2 blocks south of the Mount Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metro Station (yellow and green lines) and 2 blocks north of the Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metro station (red, yellow, and green lines).
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There is no on-site parking at The City Museum.
Limited street parking is available on 7th Street, K Street, and throughout the neighborhood. Spaces are metered with a two hour maximum. Please note that there are no spaces specifically reserved for handicap parking on the block immediately surrounding the Museum.
Garages and Parking Lots:
City Center Parking (Former site of DC Convention Center), 900 9th Street, NW. Enter from and exit to southbound 9th street, NW between New York Ave and H Street. 9th Street is one-way southbound.
From the South (Woodbridge, Richmond):
Travel North on I - 95 to I - 395 Northbound. Follow I-395, across the 14th Street Bridge into Washington, DC, staying in the right lanes.Take the 12th Street Exit. Turn right onto New York Avenue, NW. New York Avenue becomes K Street NW at 9th Street Turn left on 7th Street and proceed 10 blocks to Mount Vernon Place. Turn left on Mount Vernon Place. The Library is located on the left at 801 K Street, NW - between 7th and 9th Streets.
From the Northwest (Frederick, Gaithersburg, Rockville, Bethesda):
Travel South on I - 270 to I - 495 Southbound, towards Washington/Northern Virginia. (I - 495 is the Outer Loop of the Capital Beltway.) Continue on I - 495, crossing the American Legion Bridge, into Virginia. Take Exit 43, the George Washington Memorial Parkway (GW Parkway), Southbound. This is a right exit just after the American Legion Bridge. Take the 12th Street Exit Proceed north on 12th Street an turn right in New York Avenue. New York Avenue becomes K Street NW at 9th Street Turn left on 7th Street. Turn right on Mount Vernon Place. The Library is located on the right at 801 K Street, NW - between 7th and 9th Streets.
From the Northeast (Baltimore):
Travel South on I - 95. At the split for I - 95/I - 495, follow the signs for Washington/Northern Virginia, staying in the left lanes to I - 95 South/495 East. (I - 95 South/495 East is the Inner Loop of the Capital Beltway). Take Exit 22B, the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (BW Parkway), Southbound towards Washington, DC. Follow the B-W Parkway to US Route 50/New York Avenue, NE Westbound into Washington, DC. US Route 50 becomes New York Avenue. New York Avenue becomes Mount Vernon Place at 7th Street, NW. The Library is located on the left at 801 K Street, NW - between 7th and 9th Streets.
From the East (Annapolis, Bowie):
Travel West on US Route 50 into Washington, DC. US Route 50 becomes New York Avenue. New York Avenue becomes Mount Vernon Place at 7th Street, NW. The Museum is located on the left at 801 K Street, NW - between 7th and 9th Streets
From the West (Falls Church, Fairfax, and beyond):
Travel East on I - 66 towards Washington, DC. Take I - 66 over the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge, following the signs for US Route 50 Eastbound/Constitution Avenue, NW. Take the US 50/Constitution Avenue Exit. Proceed on Constitution Avenue to 7th Street, NW.. Turn left on 7th Street, NW. Proceed 9 blocks on 7th Street to Mount Vernon Place. Turn left on Mount Vernon Place. The Library is located on the left at 801 K Street, NW - between 7th and 9th Streets.
Renaissance Harborplace Hotel
202 E. Pratt Street
From Route 93
Follow 83 South into Baltimore, take St. Paul Street Exit, continue south on St. Paul. Turn left on Baltimore Street go two blocks and turn Right on South Street, go four blocks on South Street and hotel will be on Right hand side.
From Baltimore Washington Parkway
Baltimore Washington Parkway turns into Russell Street. Follow Russell Street to Pratt Street and turn Right. Follow Pratt Street to South Street, hotel is on Left hand side, at the corner of South Street and Pratt.
From Route 95 North (Washington, D.C.)
Follow signs on 95 North to downtown Baltimore. Take 395 Exit continue to 395 to Pratt Street, turn Right on Pratt Street, and go six blocks; hotel is on Left hand side at the corner of South Street and Pratt.
From Route 95 South (New York and Philadelphia)
95 South through Fort McHenry Tunnel and take Exit for 395 Downtown. Follow the signs to the Inner Harbor, when coming off 395 go straight to Pratt Street and turn Right. Go six blocks; hotel is at the corner of South Street and Pratt.
From Route 70 East
Exit 695 Glen Burnie, take 95 then follow the directions for 95 North.