I am excited to be filming

the peace and justice movement in DC.

I hope to be able to lend my services

in solidarity to help

"change the world, end the wars, and bring peace"

~joe anybody 1/24/10

See Live Camera Footage - From the map link below ( http://app.ddot.dc.gov/services_dsf/traffic_cameras/map_15.asp ) 

Then just click on a green dot to load a camera location in Washington DC - to display a real-time, live feed of DC streets and intersections                        







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I stayed in choice #1 Capitol City Hostel 


By Cindy

If you are planning on joining everyone in Washington D.C. and are willing to give people rides or a place to stay in the D.C. area to those that need one, please submit your information to JoshuaGarrettSmith@gmail.com.

Your contact information will be posted on this page so people have easy access to it.

Thank you.

Mass Housing Resources In Washington, DC:  Call for rates and availability.
St. Stephen’s Church
Address: Newton and 16th NW, Washington D.C. 20010
Contact Person: Brian Best (Parish Coordinator)
Telephone: (202) 232-0900
Email Address: brian.best@saintstephensdc.org
Website: www.saintstephensdc.org
Capacity: No limit on guests, but may be limited by the number of bathrooms
Description: St. Stephen’s is a great meeting and housing space, which caters frequently to activist organizations and non-profit groups.  No beds available, groups will require sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, etc.  No showers available.
William Penn House
Address: 515 East Capitol Street SE, Washington D.C. 20003
Contact Person: Byron Sanford (Executive Director)
Telephone: (202) 543-5560
Email Address: info@williampennhouse.org
Website: www.williampennhouse.org
Capacity: Can hold up to 30 people
Description: William Penn House is a Quaker center for exploring and making visible the Quaker testimonies of peace, community, simplicity, equality, and truth.  House is complete with 30 available beds in shared rooms, and linens, towels, and a simple daily breakfast are provided.  7 showers and 5 bathrooms are available.
Shalom Place, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
Address: 3655 Calvert Street NW, Washington D.C. 20007
Telephone: (202) 333-4949
Email Address: office@saintlukesmethodist.org
Website: www.shalomplacedc.org
Capacity: Can house 10-24 person groups
Description: Shalom Place seeks to provide economical hospitality and service-learning opportunities to groups who want to further their understanding and experiences of social justice.  It is complete with 2 bathrooms with showers, and has two large shared-living bedrooms with 24 beds total.  Also comes complete with functioning kitchen, and a computer with internet.  Bring your own linens, no food is provided.
Adams Inn
Address: 1746 Lanier Pl NW, Washington D.C. 20009
Contact Person: Ann Owens
Telephone: (202) 745-3600
Email Address: adamsinn@adamsinn.com
Website: www.adamsinn.com
Capacity: 26 rooms available, 1-3 beds in each room
Description: Services provided include shared and private bathrooms with showers, a small continental breakfast, wireless internet connections (limited availability), free computer usage with internet, laundry services, and linens (towels, sheets, pillows, etc).
American Guest House B&B
Address: 2005 Columbia Road NW, Washington D.C. 20009
Contact Person: Lucia Rosan
Telephone: (703) 768-0335
Email Address: info@americanguesthouse.com
Website: www.americanguesthouse.com
Capacity: (9 rooms can house up to 2 people and 3 rooms can house up to 1 person each
Description: The American Guest House provides guests with linens, beds, free wireless internet service, refrigerators, private bathrooms complete with showers, free computer usage, FAX machines, and multiple other benefits and amenities.
Capitol City Hostel                                                                 *** My #1  Choice
Address: 2411 Benning Rd NE, Washington D.C. 20002
Telephone: (202) 387-1328
Description: Capitol City Hostel is an environmentally friendly, co-ed housing option, and comes complete with beds, linens, computer service with free internet, two bathrooms with showers, full kitchen, and a TV room, the price is  24 dollars a night.
Center for Educational Design and Communication
Address: 821 Varum St. NE, Washington D.C. 20017
Contact Person: Daniel Frascella
Telephone: (202) 635-7987
Email Address: Daniel@cedc.org
Website: www.cedc.org
Capacity: Up to 20 people
Description: The Center for Educational Design and Communication caters to small groups and organizations, and provides 19 single rooms and 1 double room for overnight accommodations.  Each room is equipped with beds, linens, towels, a sink, and there are numerous bathrooms with showers available.  Some food services are available upon request and planning, and it comes complete with a garden and grill.
Hilltop Hostel, 300 Carroll St., NW
(202) 291-9591; www.hosteldc.com
private rooms also available, no curfew/lockout
Neighborhood: Takoma Park, only 50 meters from Red Line
Hostelling International
Address: 1009 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Telephone: 202-737-2333
Email Address: reserve@hiwashingtondc.org
Website: www.hiwashingtondc.org
Description:  Near chinatown / metro center / mt. vernon square and is an Eco Hostel (they’re energy star certified).
Washington International Student Center
Address: 2451 18th Street N.W. Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: 1-800-567-4150
Website: http://www.dchostel.com/
Description: First night of parking free / free pickup from Union Station and Greyhound
CODEPINK Activist House
Address: 712 5th St. NE, Washington D.C. 20002
Contact Person: Blaine Clarke (Groups Coordinator)
Telephone: (202) 290-1301
Email Address: groups.codepinkhouse@gmail.com
Website: www.codepinkalert.org/house
Capacity: Can hold up to 15 people in beds; possibly more with shared beds/air mattresses
Description: CODEPINK’s activist home is located within walking distance of Union Station and Capitol Hill.  Guests will share our 5-bedroom home, 2.5 bathrooms, basement meeting space & art-making room, full kitchen (food included), 2 common areas, wireless internet and cable/satellite TV.  Linens provided
Fee: Contact for info
DC Area Hotels:  call for rates and availability
Allen Lee Hotel, 2224 F St., NW
(800) 462-0186, (202) 331-1224, www.allenleehotel.com
Neighborhood: Near Foggy Bottom Metro, 3 blks. from Blue/Orange line
American Guesthouse, 2005 Columbia Rd., NW; Washington DC
703-768-0335; www.americanguesthouse.com
Rates: call or go to website
American Youth Hostel International, 1009 11th St., NW
(202) 737-2333, fax: (202) 737-1508, email: reserve@hiwashingtondc.org, www.hiwashingtondc.org
Neighborhood: near Metro Center metro, Red/Orange/Blue line
Include names, number and gender of people in your group. Open 24 hours for check-in. Dorm-style. Group rates for 10 or more people. Accepts Visa and MC.
Braxton Hotel, 1440 Rhode Island Ave. NW
202-232-7800, www.braxtonhotel.com
Neighborhood: Dupont/Logan Circle
Brickskeller, 1523 22nd Street, NW
Located between P & O Sts., 2 blocks from DuPont Circle metro (red line).
Carlyle Suites Hotel, 1731 New Hampshire Ave., NW
(800) 964-5377, (202) 234-3200, carlylesuites.com
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle, Red line metro (3 blks. from metro)
Days Inn, 4400 Connecticut Ave., NW
(202) 244-5600, (800) 325-2525
Includes continental breakfast. AAA discount subject to availability
Metro: Van Ness-UDC.  Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
Harrington Hotel, 11 and E St., NW
(202) 628-8140 or Toll-free (800) 424-8532; www.hotel-harrington.com
Neighborhood: 1 1/2 blk from Metro Center, Red/Blue/Orange lines
Hilton Garden Inn, 815 14th St., NW (between H. & I. Sts.)
Metro station: Located across from Metro Center (blue/orange/red lines)
Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave., NW
800-638-1116 or 202-638-1616
Located 2 blocks from Capitol.
For groups of 10 or more, call 202-434-0110.
Motel 6, 6711 Georgia Ave. NW
(202) 722-1600
Located 1 mile from metro
Note:  This is a partial list.  There are also many area accommodations in Maryland and Virginia.

Transportation Guide

Drop Off and Pick Up Locations of Passengers
Below are drop off and pick up locations available to buses to off load and load passengers around the US Capitol. Each of these locations is designated for active loading and unloading of passengers only. Each group should assess which options work best for them.

  • Union Station

    : Buses may


    Union Station from Union Station Dr. off of Massachusetts Ave NE at the front entrance of the station for drop off and pick of passengers only. Unloading and pick up will be done at the front of the building. There is enough room for nine buses to drop off and pick up at one time. If there is excessive traffic, security may direct buses to the semi-circular drive in front of the fountain to unload passengers. Security will direct buses to the circular drive if this is necessary.

  • If buses are PARKING at Union Station, they should continue up to the parking level and drop off people at the parking level once the bus is parked there. The cost is for $30/day. Please note: There is no reserved parking at Union Station. To check for availability drivers can call on the day of at 202-898-1950

  • US Capitol (zip code 20002)

    : Buses may


    US Capitol Grounds at 3rd Street and Maryland Ave SW or 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW. Buses may


    US Capitol Grounds at 3rd Street and Maryland Ave SW, 3rd Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW, or 1st Street and Louisiana Ave NW.

    Loading and unloading of passengers


    occur at the east curb of:

    • 1st Street and Maryland Ave SW (east curb of Garfield Circle)

    • 1st Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW (east curb of Peace Circle).


  • Armory Metro Rail Station near RFK Stadium

    : Buses may drop their passengers at RFK stadium. Stadium Armory Metrorail Station is three blocks from the bus parking lot at RFK Stadium where passengers can be dropped off. Passengers can then walk to the station and take the metro to Capitol South Station just three stops on the blue or orange lines and walk to Upper Senate Park for the Rally at 11am. Once activities are finished passengers can take the metro back to the bus lot at RFK stadium using the metro rail system. They should take the metro at Capitol South Station to the Armory Metrorail Station where they can walk back to their buses at the RFK stadium bus parking lot and board their buses for the return journey back to their state.

Bus Parking: Parking for up to 500 motorcoaches is available at RFK Stadium. Parking is available on Lot 8. Parking is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $30/day with in-and-out privileges. Credit cards accepted for prepaid vouchers, but only cash or vouchers are accepted on site. Lot 8 is three blocks from Stadium Armory Metrorail Station. Buses may drop their passengers here and passengers can then take the metro to Capitol South Station in time for events at Upper Senate Park near the Capitol. For additional information and prepaid vouchers contact Solomon Yohannes at syohannes@ecolonial.com, by phone at (202) 608-1113, or by fax at (202) 544-2689. It is recommended that you call to reserve your spot and to pay in advance.
Lot 8 Parking Directions:

  • To enter Lot 8 motorcoaches use the SE/SW (Eisenhower) Expressway Eastbound.

  • Follow signs to RFK Lot 8, which takes motorcoaches beneath Barney Circle at the East end of the road.

  • Proceed through the RFK Stadium gates and down RFK access road. Payment and vouchers will be collected at the junction of the access road and Lot