Elijah Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse

Elijah Barrett Prettyman U.S. Courthouse
Hours of Operation:

Clerk’s Office Hours
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, M – F
Except Federal Holidays

333 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001



The last addition to a neighborhood of important civic and municipal structures known as the Municipal Center, the courthouse was built on a site bounded by Constitution Avenue, Third Street, C Street and John Marshall Place. The building faces south across Constitution Avenue towards the Mall, and was erected on the northwest quadrant of its site. This placement accommodated driveways along the south and west facades, and along with the subsequent plazas and landscaping, provided a buffer between the colonnades of the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse and the verdant Mall, onto which it opened before I.M Pei's 1970 addition to the National Gallery.

Courthouse Entrances:

3rd Street Entrance
This entrance is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
*Note: this entrance is Handicap Accessible

John Marshall Park Entrance
M-F from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Except for Federal Holidays


Last Reviewed 2016-06-30