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 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.

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 bright yellow 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

Location: This garage is near the intersection of V Street and New Hampshire Avenue. 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: From U Street (heading north towards Smith Center), turn right on New Hampshire Avenue, NW.  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 let you in.

Hours: Open 24 hours/7 days a week

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

Distance: Walking from the garage to Smith Center is approximately 0.2 miles

Colonial Parking Garage in Adams Morgan (Lot 462)

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

Rates: Half-hour (30 minutes): $3, 1 hour: $10, 2 hours: $16, Daily Max: $20

Distance: Walking from the garage to Smith Center is approximately 0.5 miles

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). To contact the garage, the phone number is 202-785-9191

Hours: Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm

Rates: 1 hour: $9, 2 hours: $18, $32 until closing, Evenings (Monday-Friday, in after 5pm out by 12am): $9.

Distance: Walking from the garage to Smith Center is approximately 0.4 miles


Colonial Parking – Lot 727, Union Row

Location: 2125 14th Street NW

Hours: Monday – Sunday: 7am-10:30pm

Rates: 1 hour: $2.50, 2 hours: $4, 3 hours: $8, 4 hours: $10, Daily Max:$20.

Distance: Walking from the garage to Smith Center is approximately 0.4 miles

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