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?
At seven and a half acres, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is the largest presidential memorial on the National Mall. Interestingly, it stands near the site of numerous temporary World War II dormitories that housed several women supporting wartime military and governmental services.