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Carey’s new neighborhood at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW

Why it matters:

Classes begin Aug. 27 in Carey’s new D.C. location at the heart of the nation’s capital

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s new location at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW is already pretty well-known. From 1997 until it closed in 2019, it was home to the Newseum. This stunningly remodeled state-of-the-art place for learning, convening, and collaborating is in a class of its own, but it also has some pretty impressive neighbors.

Embassy of Canada
Just next door to Hopkins in D.C., the embassy serves Canadian citizens visiting and living in the United States. Extra fun fact: Carey Business School Dean Alex Triantis is a native of Canada.

National Gallery of Art and Sculpture Garden

Right across the street is the extraordinary home to more than 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, prints, decorative arts and more, founded as a gift to the United States by former Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon in 1937. Sharp eyes will notice that the Tennessee pink marble that lines the Hopkins in D.C. property is from the same quarry as the stone outside the gallery.

Federal Trade Commission (four-minute walk from Hopkins in D.C.)
Diagonal from Hopkins in D.C. is the independent agency tasked with promoting consumer protection and enforcing civil antitrust law.

National Archives Museum (five-minute walk from Hopkins in D.C.)
American history lovers flock to this spot – home of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, among other extraordinary artifacts of democracy.

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (eight-minute walk from Hopkins in D.C.)
Behind the National Gallery of Art is this gem in the Smithsonian museum collection. With its expansive collection of aviation and space artifacts, 8 million people come through each year, making this the most visited museum in the country.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (11-minute walk from Hopkins in D.C.)
Another star of the Smithsonian museums, this museum was founded in the 1960s as part of Congress’ pursuit of art on the National Mall. It’s home to paintings from some of the world’s most notable artists, like Pablo Picasso, Mary Cassat, Jackson Pollack, Edward Hopper, and more – plus Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington D.C.”

Capitol Building (20-minute walk from Hopkins in D.C.)

Standing within stunning view of 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, the U.S. Capitol is the hub of all activity in the American government’s legislative branch. Standing in some form since 1800, this building also marks the spot from which all of Washington, D.C.’s numbered streets and each of its four quadrants extend.

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Washington Monument (22-minute walk from Hopkins in D.C.)

Built to honor America’s founding father, Continental Army commander, Revolutionary War general, and first president George Washington, this monument is the world’s tallest obelisk and the world’s tallest structure made primarily of stone. It stands 554 feet, 7 11/32 inches, or 169.046 meters, and is made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss.

Hop on the Metro

If walking isn’t your thing, there’s good news for you. Hopkins in D.C. is a four-minute walk to the Metro’s yellow and green lines at the Archives-Navy Memorial Station, a 12-minute walk to the red line at Judiciary Square station, and a 14-minute walk to the blue, silver, and orange lines at the Federal Center SW or Federal Triangle Stations.

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