Getting Around

Public Transportation

It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metro rail and Metro bus). Information and schedules for Metro can be found at The nearest metro stop to the memorial is the green/yellow line, U street/African American Civil War Memorial Cardozo stop.


Bicycling Information

It is possible to bicycle to the memorial and bicycle parking is provided. Please remember that riding your bicycle is not permitted within the memorial itself. Please walk your bicycle through the memorial or lock it up before entering. Your assistance in preserving a respectful and safe experience for all visitors is appreciated.

Bicycle rentals are available from Thompson Boat Center located near the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW. For detailed information concerning bicycles in the park, consult the Frequently Asked Questions section within the following link:

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