There is no onsite parking at the Herbert C. Hoover Building (HCHB). The closest parking is at the Ronald Reagan Building across the street.
Federal Triangle (Blue, Sliver, and Orange Lines): 5 minute walk to HCHB
Go up two escalators to exit the metro station and reach the street level (Woodrow Wilson Plaza).
Stay to the left to exit the Plaza.
Turn left immediately after passing the stairs that lead down to the Concourse/Food Court level. (do not go down the stairs!)
Turn right to walk in between the two buildings toward 14th St.
Use the crosswalk on the right to cross 14th St.
Turn right after crossing the street.
The entrance will be on your left.
Metro Center (Red Line): 10 minute walk to HCHB
Follow signs to exit toward 13th & G St. (You’ll take 1 escalator up if coming from the Red Line and 2 escalators up if coming from the Orange/Blue/Silver Lines).
Go up the escalator to exit the metro station and reach the street level (Peets Coffee).
Exit to the right to walk past Peets Coffee and toward F St.
Continue 2 blocks to Pennsylvania Ave.
Cross Pennsylvania Ave. and turn right toward 14th St.
Cross 14th St and turn left to walk down 14th St.
The entrance will be on your right.
Upon Arrival to an HCHB visitor entrance, present your PIV/CAC card to bypass security screening.
All visitors without a US Federal Government Employee ID
All visitors must pass through the magnetometer and/or be scanned with handheld screening devices.
All visitors must have all briefcases, purses, etc. scanned or searched.
All visitors will need to pass a photo identification (ID)* checkpoint.
*US Citizens please see information regarding the REAL ID Act of 2005 below. International participants are required to present a passport. Permanent residents are required to present their Green Card.
For Non-US Citizens: Please have your valid passport for photo identification.
For US Permanent Residents: Please have your green card for photo identification.
For US Citizens: Please have your state-issued driver's license. Regarding Real-ID requirements, all states are in compliance or have an extension through May 2023.
NIST also accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver's license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD's Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, and Military Dependents ID.