The nearest Metro station to this site is Smithsonian on the Mall near 12th Street, SW. Federal Triangle station near 12th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW also provides convenient access to the World War II Memorial.
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, and 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). Information and schedules for Metro can be found at www.wmata.com.
Did You Know?
The memorial columns acknowledge the chronology of State admission into the Union from Delaware to Arizona, alternating back and forth across the Rainbow Pool. In addition to the forty-eight States, the memorial honors the six U.S. territories that existed at the time of the Second World War.