Workshop Logistics

Airport travel

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) to the Phoenix Park Hotel your options are:

Airport shuttle:

Probably your best option. SuperShuttle offers a shared minivan service to the hotel (or any point in DC) for $29/person (and $10 for each additional person). Upon arrival, go to the SuperShuttle ticket counter, located on the lower level of the Main Terminal (arrivals) just before the East and West exits, to buy your ticket. After purchase, a representative will escort you to the loading areas at 1D and 1E. For more information, see


Washington Flyer Taxi serves Dulles Airport exclusively. Taxis depart from the Taxi Passengers area on the lower level of the Main Terminal (arrivals). One-way fare to the hotel should cost $64. They take cash or credit cards.

Bus & metro:

It is the cheapest option, but a little complicated since the metro does not stop at Dulles. You need to take a bus by the Washington Flyer Coach Service to West Falls Church metro station ($10; round trip $18). The bus departs every 30 minutes from Arrivals Level Door 4 of the Main Terminal. From West Falls Church you take the metro to Union Station to get to the hotel (another ca. $5). You will need to change from the orange to the red line at Metro Center. For more information, see


Reservations for workshop participants have been made at the Phoenix Park Hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., across the street from Union Station (and the metro) and just a few blocks away from the Capitol Building and the National Mall.

The grant covers accommodation for the nights of November 7, 8, and 9. Additional nights requested by participants have been booked and you will have to pay for them individually upon checkout.


Breakfast is included in your hotel reservation and is served in the neighboring Dubliner Irish Restaurant & Pub, attached to the hotel. The Dubliner also serves lunch and dinner (and ales), and there are many other places to eat at Union Station and in the Capitol Hill neighborhood.

Lunches and dinners on workshop days (November 8-9) are provided.

If you have any allergies or food restrictions, please send an email to

Museums & Attractions

Many of the famous Smithsonian Museums ( are located on the National Mall, within walking distance of your hotel: Air and Space Museum, American History Museum, American Indian Museum, Natural History Museum, the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Portrait Gallery, Postal Museum, and the National Gallery of Art (the latter not Smithsonian). They are FREE and open to the public every day 10:00 am to 5:30 pm.

Other attractions include the Capitol Building, the White House, the Washington Monument (still closed because of earthquake damage), the Lincoln Memorial, and numerous other memorials and monuments on the National Mall (Vietnam, Korea, WWII, Martin Luther King, Roosevelt, Jefferson, etc.).

Bring your walking shoes!

Workshop location/CUA

The workshop sessions will be held in 131 Marist Hall, Center for Medieval & Byzantine Studies, in the northern part of the campus of The Catholic University of America.

CUA can be reached from your hotel via metro. Take the red line at Union Station towards Glenmont and get off at the Brookland-CUA stop (3 stops from Union Station). It is only a 10-minute ride but you will need to walk across campus to Marist Hall.


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