City Hall Hours, Directions & History

City Hall Hours
Please check with each department for their hours of operation. City Hall is closed on certain holidays.

City Hall Directions
City Hall is located on the corner of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street. Access to City Hall is provided through the East Wing and West Wing side entrances. Court and City Council participants may enter through the front of the building.

Westbound I-66
Exit at Sycamore Street, turn right onto Sycamore Street, left onto Washington Boulevard (first traffic light), left onto Lee Highway (Route 29), right onto Park Avenue and proceed to City Hall, located on the right side of the intersection of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street.

Eastbound I-66
Exit Route 7 east. Go about 1.6 miles, turn left onto Little Falls Street. City Hall is at the intersection of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street (second block on left).

Northbound Route 29
Turn left onto Park Avenue and continue two blocks to City Hall, located on the right side of the intersection of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street.

Southbound Route 29
Turn right onto Park Avenue and continue two blocks to City Hall, located on the right side of the intersection of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street.

Eastbound Route 7
Turn left onto Little Falls Street. City Hall is at the intersection of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street (second block on left).

Westbound Route 7
Turn right onto Little Falls Street, City Hall is at the intersection of Park Avenue and Little Falls Street (second block on left).

Public Transit: WMATA
The City of Falls Church is serviced by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Metrobus and Metrorail systems. Though located just outside of city borders, the East and West Falls Church Metrorail stations provide convenient access to City Hall. To plan your metro trip to City Hall, visit WMATA website.

History of City Hall: The Harry E. Wells Municipal Building


Built in 1957, City Hall was first renovated in 1986 when the East Wing was added. The second renovation was completed in 2019 and added a main level central lobby and corridor connecting the West and East Wings. The project also added a new Council Chambers/Courtroom, enhanced public safety features, and upgraded ADA accessibility, among other changes.

City Hall is a central gathering place that hosts over 400 community meetings every year. Weekly City Council, Planning Commission, and School Board meetings and court proceedings are held in City Hall. The City's major community events like the weekly, year-round Farmers Market, Memorial Day, and Falls Church Festival are held in City Hall's parking lot.

A majority of city employees work in City Hall; most others are at the Property Yard (7100 Gordon Rd.), the Mary Riley Styles Public Library (120 N. Virginia Ave.), Community Center (223 Little Falls St.), Cherry Hill Farmhouse, and Gage House, all of which share the civic campus and parking lot with City Hall.

In 1979, City Hall was named for Harry E. Wells who served as city manager from 1964 to 1983. According to his obituary in the Washington Post, "During his 20 years as city manager, Mr. Wells presided over what he called 'an oasis' of public parks and community buildings. . . . Known as an easy-going man with a deep laugh, Mr. Wells described to The Washington Post in 1983 his own and Falls Church's progress over the years as going 'from horses to the moon.'"