GPS users beware! Use the address or coordinates listed below to ensure correct GPS guidance. Many users find themselves on the wrong side of Washington. You should be heading to the SW quadrant near the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial.

GPS Coordinates: 38.886298, -77.044415
Address: For GPS navigation, use 1850 West Basin Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20024.
Nearest Intersection: West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW

General parking is available on West Basin Drive, on Ohio Drive SW, and at the Tidal Basin parking lot along Maine Ave., SW. Handicap parking and bus loading zone are available on Home Front Drive SW, accessed from southbound 17th St.

Local Transportation

Capital Bikeshare is authorized to operate bike share stations throughout the National Mall; the nearest location is at West Basin Drive and Ohio Drive SW.

Public Transportation
The nearest Metro (subway) stop is Smithsonian, on the Orange and Blue lines. Visit WMATA for more information about Metro routes and fares.

Getting to D.C.


Washington, D.C. is served by Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the South. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.

Trains including Amtrak, MARC, and VRE service Union Station and/or L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.

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