United States National Arboretum

The United States National Arboretum is an arboretum in Washington, D.C. USA. It manage by the United States Department of Agriculture. Which is department of the Henry A.

Wallace Beltsville Agricultural Research Center. It founded in 1927, by an act of Congress following a campaign by USDA Chief Botanist Frederick Vernon Coville.

It is 446 acres in size and situated 2.2 miles northeast of the Capitol building, with entryways on New York Avenue and R Street, Northeast. Nine miles of roadways wind through and link the several gardens and series on the campus.

The arboretum features as a main center of botanical research. It performs huge varying basic and developing research on trees, shrubs, turf and floral plants. It has a library with 10,000 lists and around 90 publications focusing in botanical books.

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How to reach ?
From Northwest Washington

Follow New York Avenue east to the intersection of Bladensburg Road. Turn right (south) onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

From the Maryland suburbs

Take the Capital Beltway (I 495/I 95) to exit 22B (Baltimore Washington Parkway) towards Washington. Follow the Baltimore Washington Parkway approximately 7 miles to Route 50 West (New York Avenue). Once on Route 50 get in your left lane. You will approach the intersection of Bladensburg Road where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Road. Make the left onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

From Virginia (I 395)

Follow I 395 North over the 14th Street Bridge. Bear right at the end of the bridge to follow signs to 395 North. Continue to follow signs to 395 North (the lanes for 395 are to the right–pay attention). The 395 lanes go under a tunnel at 3rd Street. Continue following signs for 395 North. The tunnel will dead end at New York Avenue, where all lanes are forced to turn right. Continue on New York Avenue until the major intersection with Bladensburg Road (there will be large green traffic signs overhead; also, it’s about 2.5 miles from the end of the freeway to the right turn on Bladensburg). Turn right onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

From Virginia (I 95 – I 295)

Follow I 95 North and cross the Wilson Bridge. Stay in the right lane over the bridge. Bear onto I 95/I 295 North to Washington. Follow I 295 to the exit for Route 50 West (New York Avenue). Once on Route 50 get in your left lane. You will approach the intersection of Bladensburg Road where only the two left lanes turn onto Bladensburg Road. Make the left onto Bladensburg Road and go 4 blocks to R Street. Make a left on R Street and continue 2 blocks to the Arboretum gates.

From Virginia (I 66)

Cross the Roosevelt Bridge and follow Constitution Avenue past the Capitol Building. Bear left onto Maryland Avenue. Follow Maryland Avenue to Bladensburg Road. Make a left onto Bladensburg Road and travel 1 mile to R Street. Make a right onto R Street and continue 2 block to the Arboretum gates.

By Metrorail

The closest Metrorail subway stop is Stadium Armory Station on the Blue and Orange lines. Transfer to the B2 Metrobus; disembark the bus on Bladensburg Road at Rand Street, just past the Arboretum sign on the right. Walk back to sign at R Street and walk down R Street 2 blocks to Arboretum entrance. Click here to see the schedule.

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United States National Arboretum Timings

The Arboretum Grounds
08:00a.m. – 05:00p.m
Except December 25.

The Visitor Center
08:0a.m. – 04:30p.m.
Except for federal holidays November through February.

The National Bonsai and Penjing Museum
10:00a.m. – 04:00p.m.
Except for federal holidays November through February.

United States National Arboretum Fees

Free

United States National Arboretum Location

3501 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002-1958
Phone Number: 202-245-2726
Fax: 202-245-4575
Website: www.usna.usda.gov

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