Several Metro stations provide convenient access to Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site: Metro Center at 12th and F Streets, NW; Federal Triangle along 12th Street, between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW; and Archives/Navy Memorial at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
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.
Washington, D.C. is a very busy metropolitan area. Parking is at a premium throughout the entire city. 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 & C south of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metro rail and Metro bus) as well as Tourmobile, the official interpretive visitor transportation service for the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Information and schedules for Metro can be found at www.wmata.com. Information and schedules for Tourmobile may be found at www.tourmobile.com.
Did You Know?
The Grand Review of the Union Armies, May 23rd and 24th 1865, was one of the greater spectacles ever staged on Pennsylvania Avenue. It expressed jubilant relief that the Civil War was finally over.