Hours of Operation and
Directions to the Court of Federal Claims
Howard T. Markey National Courts Building
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20439
Hours: The Clerk's Office is open from 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Location: The National Courts Building is located on Madison Place between Pennsylvania Avenue and H Street, Northwest, on the east side of Lafayette Square across from the White House, in downtown Washington, DC. The Treasury Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and St. John’s Church and Parish House are nearby.
Landmarks: The Dolley Madison House, the former Cosmos Club, and the Tayloe House. They are adjacent to the National Court Building and are actually part of the courthouse complex.
Metrorail: Take metro’s Blue Line or the Orange Line to the McPherson Square Station. Follow the exit signs toward the White House. At the street level take Vermont Avenue (go left at the top of the escalator) in the direction of H Street.Crossing H Street, Vermont Avenue becomes Madison Place. The National Courts Building’s main entrance is mid-block on the right side of the street.
From the North: I-95 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway connect with I-495/95 (Capital Beltway). Follow the Baltimore-Washington Parkway, which becomes New York Avenue, into the downtown area. MD97 (Georgia Avenue) to 16th Street also provides a direct connection to the downtown area.
From the South: I-95 connects directly with I-395 (Shirley Highway) for easy access to the 14th Street corridor downtown.
From the West: I-270 connects directly with I-495 and in conjunction with MD 355 (Wisconsin Avenue) or the George Washington Parkway provides access to the downtown area. I-66 also provides a direct connection to the downtown area, but it is HOV-2 (carpools and buses only) during rush hours.
From the East: Direct access to the downtown area is provided by US50 and New York Avenue.
Automobile access to the courthouse is limited to H Street, which is one-way eastbound.
Parking: The National Courts Building does not have public parking. Some meter parking is available on H, I (Eye), 14th and 15th Streets and New York Avenue. Public garages or parking lots are located at 1420 and 1425 New York Avenue, 1401 New York Avenue (enter on H Street near 14th Street), and 815 14th Street.
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