The George Washington University: Facilities
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Charles E. Smith Center

600 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC
202-994-6650
(basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, water polo)

Parking Information

Facility Information

By Air:

  • Fly to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport
  • Then By Car:
    • Exit the airport and go North up the George Washington Memorial Parkway to Arlington National Cemetary
    • At traffic circle, turn right and proceed across Memorial Bridge; follow road around Lincoln Memorial
    • Turn left onto 23rd Street NW
    • Turn right onto F Street NW
    • Proceed one block and turn left onto 22nd Street NW
    • Charles E. Smith Center is on the left at 22nd & G Streets NW
By Car From Points North:
  • Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Beltway) toward Silver Spring
  • Continue on I-495 West and take the George Washington Memorial South
  • Take the Roosevelt Bridge across the Potomac River into downtown
  • Follow signs for the E Street NW exit
  • Turn left onto Virginia Avenue NW and proceed one block to a right onto 22nd Street NW
  • Charles E. Smith Center is on the left at 22nd & G Streets NW
By Car From Points Northwest:
  • Take I-270 South to I-495 South (Beltway)
  • Continue on I-495 West and take the George Washington Memorial South
  • Take the Roosevelt Bridge across the Potomac River into downtown
  • Follow signs for the E Street NW exit
  • Turn left onto Virginia Avenue NW and proceed one block to a right onto 22nd Street NW
  • Charles E. Smith Center is on the left at 22nd & G Streets NW
By Car From Points West:
  • Take I-66 East
  • Take the Roosevelt Bridge across the Potomac River into downtown
  • Follow signs for the E Street NW exit
  • Turn left onto Virginia Avenue NW and proceed one block to a right onto 22nd Street NW
  • Charles E. Smith Center is on the left at 22nd & G Streets NW
By Car From Points South:
  • Take I-95 North
  • Upon reaching I-495 (Beltway), continue straight and the road becomes I-395
  • Follow signs for the George Washington Memorial Parkway North
  • At traffic circle, turn right and proceed across Memorial Bridge; follow road around Lincoln Memorial
  • Turn left onto 23rd Street NW
  • Turn right onto F Street NW
  • Proceed one block and turn left onto 22nd Street NW
  • Charles E. Smith Center is on the left at 22nd & G Streets NW
By Car From Points East:
  • Take I-495 to the Baltimore-Washington Parkway South
  • Take the New York Avenue NE exit
  • Turn right onto I Street NW
  • Turn left onto 21st Street NW, where I Street intersects with Pennsylvania Avenue and 21st Street. (You will see a TGI Fridays on your left)
  • Turn right onto G Street NW
  • Charles E. Smith Center is on the left at 22nd & G Streets NW
Parking

Because the Charles E. Smith Center is in a busy section of a major city, we encourage you to go green and take Metrorail or Metrobus to events at The Smith Center. The Smith Center is located at the corner of 22nd and G Streets NW, three blocks from the Foggy Bottom-GWU stop on the blue and orange lines. Visit the WMATA website for more information on getting to the event via public transportation.

Street parking for events is extremely limited. We encourage you to visit GW Parking Services' list of garages on campus for information on available visitor parking garages, their rates and hours.

By Metrorail:

  • Take the Orange line or Blue line to the Foggy Bottom-GWU Station
  • Charles E. Smith Center is three blocks south of the Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station

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