Parking throughout the District of Columbia is restricted generally (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. to facilitate cleaning and maintenance.
Washington DC is a very busy metropolitan area. Parking is at a premium throughout the entire city. It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metrorail and Metrobus)
Information and schedules for Metro can be found at www.wmata.com. Private paid parking garages and lots can be found downtown north of the National Mall. Free on- street parking is generally restricted to two hours (ticketing/towing enforced). Limited free day-long parking is available along Ohio Drive SW which is along the Potomac River south of the Lincoln Memorial or in Lots A, B & C south and west of the Jefferson Memorial.
Did You Know?
Four American Presidents have been assassinated; Lincoln in 1865, Garfield in 1881, McKinley in 1901, and Kennedy in 1963. Full time Secret Service protection for Presidents began soon after McKinley’s assassination. Protection for former Presidents started after Kennedy’s assassination.