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Notable D.C. Metro Stops

Posted by: Cay Smith | June 18, 2009 | No Comment |

Smithsonian

Lines: Orange and blue

Travel Time from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station: 32 minutes

The Smithsonian stop, with an exit on the center of the Mall, between the Washington Monument and the Capitol, is an excellent place to begin a tour of downtown D.C. It is located near the museums of African Art, American History, Natural History, the Smithsonian Castle, the Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and the Tidal Basin.

 

Adams Morgan/Woodley Park-Zoo

Line: Red

Travel Time from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station: 51 minutes

Adams Morgan is known for its nightlife, its diverse selection of bars and restaurants, and establishments featuring live music. In September, Adams Morgan hosts a street festival with food and live music. This year, the festival will be on Sept. 13.  Adams Morgan has a farmer’s market on Saturdays, weather-permitting. The Metro stop is also named for its close proximity to the Smithsonian National Zoo. Getting to Adams Morgan involves a transfer from the orange line to the red at Metro Center.

 

Eastern Market

Lines: Orange and blue

Travel Time from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station: 39 minutes

Eastern Market is a historic, public marketplace on Capitol Hill. It is open during the week, though more vendors are open on weekends. The marketplace offers fresh produce as well as pottery, jewelry, crafts and more.  Visit their website for more information. 

 

Capitol South 

Lines: Orange and blue

Travel Time from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station: 37 minutes

The Capitol South station offers many attractions besides its namesake. Just across the street is the Library of Congress, which is the largest library in the world, housing millions of books, documents, films and the like. Also nearby is the Supreme Court, which is open daily for tours as well as for sitting in on cases, should you arrive early. It is also located next to the Cannon House Office Building, which houses Congressional offices.

 

Navy Yard

Line: Green

Travel Time from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station: 48 minutes

The main attraction at the Navy Yard station is Nationals Park, home to the Washington Nationals baseball team. The Nationals play regularly April through September, so going to a Nationals game is a great way to begin or end the school year. Getting to the Navy Yard stop involves a transfer from the orange line to the green at L’Enfant Plaza.

 

Pentagon City 

Lines: Blue and yellow

Travel Time from Vienna/Fairfax-GMU station: 37 minutes

The Pentagon City station has a tunnel that leads directly into Pentagon City Mall in Arlington. This mall houses nearly 200 stores on its four floors. Getting to Pentagon City involves a transfer from the orange line to the blue at Rosslyn.

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