Peace Pole outside our sanctuary building.


6301 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817

You can map your trip here.

By car:

  • From 495: Exit at River Road and proceed east. At the 5th traffic light turn left onto Whittier Blvd. The second left on Whittier is the entrance to the parking lot (the first is the exit).
  • From DC: Massachusetts Ave to Western Ave (at Westmoreland Circle) proceed northeast, then left on River Road, right on Whittier Blvd (first traffic light after Goldsboro Road). Second left on Whittier is the entrance to the parking lot (the first is the exit).

Other Options:


  • Metrobus Route T2 runs between Friendship Heights and Rockville Metro stations and stops on River Road near the intersection of Whittier Boulevard, directly adjacent to RRUUC. (Route T2 is operated by Ride-On on weekends and holidays, but can be boarded at the same stops).
  • Ride-On Route 29 between Bethesda and Friendship Heights Metro stations stops on Whittier in front of our grounds.

For specific times, please see Metro or Montgomery County public transportation options, and feel free to use WMATA’s Trip Planner, the Transit App, or Google Maps to plan your trip. DC and Maryland both have options to track bus arrivals in realtime, available here and here.

Metro, walking and biking

Bethesda Metro and Friendship Heights metro are similar distances away, with Bethesda slightly closer at 2.3 miles to Friendship Height’s 2.7 miles, and you can take trains from there to most hubs in the DC area and surrounding environs. For more info on the Metro train system, read here. It’s a bit far for a casual walk (about 45 min), but about 14/17 min by bicycle from each station, respectively. If you choose to walk or bike we recommend coming from Bethesda where the paths are a bit safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

We have a bike rack on our grounds you are welcome to utilize.