Visit NIFA

NIFA is located at the Waterfront Centre, Maine Ave and 9th St SW, in Washington, DC.


Waterfront Centre
800 9th Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

Mailing Address:

United States Department of Agriculture
National Institute of Food and Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 2201
Washington, DC 20250-2201

Office of the Director and Administrative Offices:

305-A Whitten Building
12th Street, SW, and Jefferson Drive
Washington, DC




Access driving directions

Due to major construction in the area, only limited parking is available.

Metro Bus or Rail

Plan your trip using Metro rail or bus

Walking directions from L’Enfant Plaza Metro

  •  Take D and 7th St.  exit
  • Turn left on D St.
  • Turn left on 7th St.
  • Turn right on G St., and walk 1 block to 800 9th St., SW


Airports (serving Washington, DC)

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  • Dulles International Airport (IAD)
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)


Bikes are available for rent via the Capital Bikeshare system.

  • Capital Bikeshare --a network of commuter bicycles available for one-way or round-trip travel. The closest Bikeshare Station closest to NIFA is at 7th and Water St.
  • The Washington Area Bicycle Association provides information and resources to help you plan your route and be safe while riding.