Things To Know Before You Come
Parking throughout the District of Columbia is restricted generally (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. to facilitate cleaning and maintenance. 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, and C south of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Additional parking lots and on street parking can be found in East Potomac Park along Ohio Drive, SW between Buckeye Drive and Hains Point.
Did You Know?
The FDR Memorial on the National Mall is the second FDR Memorial in Washington, DC. The first one was built just the way Roosevelt wanted: a marble block no larger than his desk. The memorial stone stands on the northwest grounds of the National Archives Building, facing the U.S. Navy Memorial.