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Maps and Directions to Headquarters

The new, state-of-the-art U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters is on the historic St. Elizabeths Hospital site in Washington’s Ward 8. Eventually, the campus will host the headquarters of the Department of Homeland Security's other agencies and components in addition to the Coast Guard.

The physical address of Coast Guard Headquarters is 2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. S.E. This address cannot be used for mailing or visiting the campus (if using GPS, this address takes you to Gate 1, which can only be used by Coast Guard personnel accessing the campus via bike, oversized vehicle or walking).

Download a map of the St. Elizabeths campus.

Getting here

The pick-up/drop-off point for Anacostia Metro station is Bus Bay G. Route A4 buses operate from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Buses run every 5 to 15 minutes, depending on time of day. Download a complete schedule.

From I-295N: Take Exit 3A onto Barry Road S.E. At the stop sign, make a right onto Firth Sterling Avenue S.E. Continue on Firth Sterling to the new access road for Coast Guard Headquarters, which is on your left, after Stevens Road. You’ve traveled too far if you’ve passed under the bridge and see the entrance to Bolling Air Force Base.

From I-295S: Proceed to Suitland Parkway, Exit 3A, toward the U.S. Naval Station. At the first light, make a right onto Firth Sterling Avenue S.E. Continue on Firth Sterling to the new access road for Coast Guard Headquarters, which is on your left, after Stevens Road. You’ve traveled too far if you’ve passed under the bridge and see the entrance to Bolling AFB.

By Metrorail: The closest Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail (WMATA) station to the St. Elizabeths campus is the Anacostia station located on Metro’s Green line; L’Enfant Plaza, which hosts the Blue, Orange, Green and Yellow lines, is the closest transfer station to campus.

WMATA operates bus service between the Anacostia Metro station and St. Elizabeths campus and limited service via the L’Enfant Plaza station. Visitors may use the buses to access the campus by paying the normal bus fare with cash or SmarTrip card.

Anacostia Metro station
The pick-up/drop-off point for Anacostia Metro station is Bus Bay G. Buses operate from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Buses run every 5 to 15 minutes, depending on time of day. Download a complete schedule.

L’Enfant Plaza Metro station
The W9 bus service from L’Enfant Metro station to St. Elizabeths Gate 4 is one-way and will run only during rush hour timeframes. Morning service is only in the direction from L’Enfant Plaza to St. Elizabeths and will pick up on the west side of Seventh Street S.W. near the corner of D Street in front of the GSA building. Afternoon service is only in the direction from St. Elizabeths to L’Enfant Plaza and will drop off at the corner of Seventh Street S.W. and Maryland Avenue S.W. Download a complete schedule.




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Last Modified 11/13/2013