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Operating Hours & Seasons

The park is open 24 hours a day, except for memorial closures on December 25.

Park rangers are typically available at memorials from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. daily. See the Schedule of Events for ranger program information.

Additional Hours:
Ford's Theatre Hours
Old Post Office Tower Hours

Did You Know?


President Wilson saw Lt. George Boyle off on the first U.S. air mail flight, which left from a field behind the present-day FDR Memorial. After going the wrong way for over 20 miles, Boyle crashed his Curtiss Jenny in a Maryland farm field. On his second attempt, Boyle crashed again. Though Boyle survived, he was not permitted a third attempt.