The Henry L. Stimson Center provides meeting space for the use by nonprofits and other organizations.  The rooms are available for rental Monday through Friday during Stimson’s business hours (8:30AM-5:30PM).  Events can extend until 10:00PM with payment of a $100.00 after hours support fee.


Stimson is located at 1211 Connecticut Ave, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20036.  It is conveniently situated in between Dupont Circle and Farragut Square, accessible via Farragut North, West and Dupont Circle Metro Stations.  Parking is available at several nearby garages at standard commercial rates.  Stimson does not validate parking.


Room Rental Rates

Conference rooms can be set up in theater, classroom, u-shape or hollow square configurations.  There is an overhead/television projection system and computer for use in each room (as well as for the joint conference room).  Stimson staff is available to provide AV support for events at the rate of $25 per hour.



4 Hours (M-F)

8 Hours (M-F)

Joint Conference Room (A & B)




Conference Room A




Conference Room B




Executive Meeting Room




Note:  Evening events (after 5:00PM) must pay a $100.00 after-hours fee in addition to the regular rate.  Stimson reserves the right to decline patrons and to amend its policies and rates at any time. 



Please call 202.223.5956 or email [email protected] with inquiries.  Payment can be received via credit card or by check.


Terms of Rental Agreement

The following rules govern use of Stimson meeting space. Renting organizations agree to abide by these rules as a condition of use.

-          We request that only one contact person per organization is designated for all coordination with Stimson on meeting logistics. That designated person must be on-site throughout the rental period.

-          Due to the security requirements of the building, a list of guests and a meeting agenda must be provided at least 24 hours before a function. Please also inform us of any speakers, dignitaries, or VIPs who will attend the meeting and may have special security needs. For evening functions, a Stimson staff member will be on hand to ensure access to the 8th floor via elevators.

-          The Stimson Center prohibits smoking in any of its facilities and also prohibits any partisan political activities on its premises.

-          The Joint Conference Room can be broken down into separate breakout rooms, if agreed upon 24 hours in advance.

-          Meetings that run beyond the pre-scheduled time will be charged an additional $250.

-          The rental fee must be paid in full prior to the start of the rental.  Unpaid bookings will be canceled without notice.  Canceled reservations will receive a 50% refund of the total cost of the rental.  Reservations canceled within 72 hours forfeit any refund.  If a cancellation is due to a regional or national disaster, including extreme weather conditions, the renter will receive a full refund or the opportunity to reschedule according to room availability.

-          The Stimson Center follows the federal government's policies on closing in case of inclement weather or other conditions.

-          A separate check in the amount of $300.00 is required as a refundable security deposit.  The Center reserves the right to assess a fee if the meeting facility or its equipment is damaged or otherwise not returned to its original condition. We will mail the check back to the renter following our inspection and the satisfactory condition of the space.

-          All events must conclude by 10:00 p.m.

The Stimson Center

1211 Connecticut Ave, NW,
8th Floor,
Washington, DC 20036

Located centrally in downtown Washington, DC, the Stimson Center is easily accessible to hotels, public transportation, and commercial cab and limousine services. The Farragut West, Farragut North, and Dupont Circle Metro stops are only several blocks away and several parking garages are located near the building’s front entrance, with one providing direct access to the building. Union Station is minutes away via cab or Metro, giving access to Amtrak and MARC trains. The Center is approximately 20 minutes from Reagan National Airport, 45 minutes from Dulles Airport, and 45 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport.

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