Old Post Office closed May 1, 2014 until Spring 2016
Ongoing renovation work to convert the 115 year old Old Post Office building into a hotel will prevent safe visitor access and require closing the tower and observation deck to the public for approximately 2 years. More »
National Mall and Memorial Parks is a unique and bustling park that receives more than twenty-five million annual visitors and issues approximately 4000 permits each year. A permit is required for many activities to ensure that various events will not conflict with each other or with general visitor experiences. Specific areas within several of the memorials are considered restricted space. For more information about the types of activities requiring permits, please click here.