The African American Civil War Memorial is a self-guided experience. For in depth information, consult the on-site interpretive wayside panel or contact a park ranger at 202.426.6841.
Adjacent to the memorial on Vermont Avenue is the African American Civil War Museum. For information on the site please see their website at www.afroamcivilwar.org
About a mile south on Vermont Avenue from the memorial is the Mary McLeod Bethune National Historic Site a unit of the National Park Service.
Things to Know Before You Come
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 DC is a very busy metropolitan area. Parking is at a premium throughout the entire city. 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. 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.