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ACE Location and Directions

December 30, 1899



Location: One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036 

The American Council on Education (ACE) is located in Washington's scenic, lively, and urban Dupont Circle neighborhood. The heart of the area is the Dupont Circle Park, which contains the Daniel Chester French's Dupont Memorial Fountain. In this area, you will find some of the city's finest museums and shops, as well as a wide variety of restaurants, bookstores, and private art galleries.


Directions to the American Council on Education

By Metro
  • Take the Metro red line to Dupont Circle Metrorail station.
  • Take the Dupont Circle South exit (not the Q Street exit) to 19th Street.
  • At the top of the escalator, turn right, cross 19th Street, then cross New Hampshire Avenue.
  • ACE is located in the National Center for Higher Education building on the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Dupont Circle.
Driving Directions (Google Maps​)

From Rockville, MD, and Points North

  • Take Connecticut Avenue south.
  • At R Street, move into the right lane and make a slight right-hand turn onto 20th Street south. Proceed for three blocks.
  • Make a left onto New Hampshire Avenue.
  • ACE will be on your left, at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Dupont Circle in the National Center for Higher Education building.

From Fairfax, VA, and Points West

  • Take Route 66 east to the Roosevelt Bridge.
  • Once you cross the bridge, the road will become Constitution Avenue.
  • Turn left on 20th Street. Follow 20th Street through several traffic lights, until you reach New Hampshire Avenue.
  • Bear right onto New Hampshire Avenue.
  • ACE is located at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Dupont Circle in the National Center for Higher Education building.

From Northern Virginia and Points South

  • Take the Washington Beltway (Interstate 495) to Route 395 north.
  • Take the Virginia 27/Washington Blvd. exit (8B), toward the Pentagon/Arlington Cemetery.
  • Follow signs for U.S. 50/George Washington Memorial Parkway north.
  • Bear left at the fork.
  • Curve right and cross the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Continue through Lincoln Memorial Circle.
  • Turn left onto 23rd Street and drive several blocks.
  • Turn right onto New Hampshire Avenue.
  • ACE is located at the corner of New Hampshire Avenue and Dupont Circle in the National Center for Higher Education building.
Public Parking

We advise taking the Metro to ACE. For visitors who are driving, garage parking is available at several locations nearby and metered parking is available on the streets.​

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