The Carriage House at the Mathematical Association of America offers modern meeting space in a classic setting. Located just two blocks from the Dupont Circle Metro Station, the Carriage House is easily within walking distance of the Dupont Circle's many restaurants and hotels. With three rooms to choose from, it is the ideal setting for small to mid-size meetings, workshops, and conferences.
The MAA Carriage House is located behind the MAA headquarters building. It stands alone as an entirely separate building, with its own entrance. The address is 1781 Church Street NW, Washington DC 20036. Please call for an appointment to take a tour.
Reserve Space Today
Note: The Carriage House is not available to be rented on evenings, weekends, federal holidays, or during MAA's National Meetings, as follows:
- MAA MathFest, week of 7/26-29/2017 (in Chicago, IL; click here for more information, including meeting dates and schedule details)
- Joint Mathematics Meetings, week of 1/10-13/2018 (in San Diego, CA; further information about this meeting will be available soon)
To reserve the Carriage House for your next meeting, complete the Meeting Request Form, and return the form by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or mail (Mathematical Association of America; Attn: Carriage House; 1529 18th St NW; Washington, DC 20036).
About the MAA Carriage House
The MAA received a $3 million donation from Paul and Virginia Halmos to establish a Mathematical Sciences Conference Center in Washington, DC. The Association has restored the exterior to its former charm and renovated the interior completely.
For more information about Paul and Virginia Halmos and their gift to the MAA, please see "Major Donation Announced for New MAA Conference Center" by G.L. Alexanderson in the February 2003 FOCUS.
History of the Carriage House
The Carriage House belonged to the residents at 1529 18th Street, and was built in 1892. It is older than the five-story townhouse where the MAA headquarters are currently located, which was completed in 1903. The MAA Carriage House would have been used by the owners as a livery stable and to house the family carriage, though little else is known about its history today. There are huge sliding doors that are characteristic of a carriage house as the entrance for horses and carriage. Iron rings can still be seen on an adjacent building, which were used to tie up horses. Perhaps the carriage house would have also been used as living quarters for a coachman, as was typical for the time period.
Directions to the MAA Carriage House
MAA Carriage House
1781 Church St. NW
Washington D.C. 20036
On the Metro
Take the Red Line in the direction of Shady Grove to Dupont Circle. Exit the Q St. NW exit and go East on Q St. Take a right on 18th St. NW and go a block south to Church St. Take a left on Church St. and the Carriage House is the first building facing the street, directly across from St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
From Reagan National Airport:
Take the George Washington Memorial Pkwy North for 2 miles. Then take the exit on the left toward US-50 W. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto Arlington Memorial Bridge for a half a mile. Make a slight right at Lincoln Memorial Cir SW then turn left at 23rd St NW. At Washington Cir NW, take the 3rd exit onto New Hampshire Ave NW. Turn right at Dupont Cir NW then again turn right at New Hampshire Ave NW. At Q St. NW turn right. Turn right at 17th St. NW and the first street you come to is Church St. NW. Take another right and go almost to the end of the block where the MAA Carriage House will be on your right.
There is no parking at the MAA Carriage House facility. There are two public lots on 18th St. in between N St. NW and Massachusetts Ave. NW