Directions to the Court of Federal Claims
Howard T. Markey National Courts Building
717 Madison Place, NW
Washington, DC 20005
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. The Clerk's office is open from
8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
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 (Franconia-Springfield) or the Orange Line (Vienna-Fairfax)
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 east side of the street.
From the North I-95 and the Baltimore-Washington Parkway connect with
I-495/95 (Capital Beltway). Follow 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
Automobile access to the courthouse is limited to H Street, which is one-way, eastbound.