Visitor FAQ

How do I get to the Arboretum or to FONA’s offices?

The National Arboretum is located at 3501 New York Avenue, NE Washington, DC 20002.

Get here by car (free parking available):

The U.S. National Arboretum is located in the northeast section of Washington with entrances off New York Avenue as well as Bladensburg Road. There are two entrance gates, one at 3501 New York Avenue, NE and one at 2400 R Street, NE.

Get here by Metro bus

The B2 bus line runs along Bladensburg Road with a stop adjacent to the Arboretum’s R Street gate, with transfer service from the orange and blue lines at Stadium Armory and Potomac Avenue Metro Stations. Riders should disembark at the Rand Street and Bladensburg Road stop and enter through the R Street Gate. View B2 bus map and timetable.

FONA offices are located in the Arbor House which also houses the Gift Shop and the public restrooms. FONA’s offices are open Monday-Friday, if you’d like to stop by we would be happy to talk to you about FONA and answer your questions.  Just give us a call to confirm that staff will be available (202.544.8733).