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Directions to the Washington Ethical Society
The Washington Ethical Society is located at 7750 16th Street, NW, in Washington, DC. We are approximately 5 blocks into the District from the Washington, DC/Silver Spring, MD, border near the corner of Kalmia and 16th Street.

Take 16th Street North, pass Military Road and Walter Reed Medical Center. WES is on the left between Jonquil and Kalmia Streets.

From Beltway
Take 495 to Exit 31 "Silver Spring, Georgia Avenue South." via the Beltway:

  • Go (passing two traffic lights) for .4 mile and bear to the right to fork off onto 16th Street.
  • Go through 3 traffic lights (1.1 miles), cross East-West Highway to the small circle with the gray stone that states "Welcome to Washington."
  • Continue south on 16th Street (.5 mile); the third traffic light is Kalmia Road.
  • WES is on the right-hand side, at the corner of 16th Street and Kalmia Road.

The nearest stop is Silver Spring, on the Red line. As you exit the station you will be on Colesville Road. Make a left and walk 1.5 blocks to a traffic circle. Make a left on 16th Street. Go south five blocks to Kalmia Road. Or you may take the S4 bus (see below).

DC Metrobus
S4 regularly drives the entire 16th Street between Federal Triangle and Silver Spring Metro. Bus stop is at the crossroad of 16th Street and Kalmia Road.


There are 10 spaces available in back of the building accessible from the alley off Kalmia Road.  There is also ample street parking on Sunday on 16th Street and the streets crossing 16th. 

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