It was only 4 blocks from 9th and it was a sunny, not uncomfortably cold day so walking was a healthy option.
From Main Street hanging a left on 5th I went the next street up and went right onto Franklin Street which dead ends at 9th Street. I opted to go to the front of the building first so took a right to go to Bank Street, then a left and walked the half a block to the front of the Capitol which is up on a hill at 1000 Bank Street.
This is where one could go on the grounds in a limited area but you of course had to go through screening. I had a small knife on my key chain and another slightly larger one in my purse. The sign said basically NO WEAPONS of any kind so…..
This was the checkpoint which is entrance "J". From the map it appears it will be one of at least two exits.