Getting Around

Public Transportation

Parking throughout the District of Columbia is restricted generally (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12:00 a.m.-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 (Metrorail and Metrobus)

Information and schedules for Metro can be found at 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 and west of the Jefferson Memorial.


Bicycling Information

Bicycles are welcome in the National Mall & Memorial Parks and bicycle parking is provided at each of the major memorials as well as along the National Mall. Please remember that riding your bicycle is not permitted within the memorials themselves. Please walk you bicycle through the World War II and FDR memorials or lock them up before entering the memorials. Your assistance in preserving a respectful experience for all visitors is appreciated.

Bicycle rentals are available from Thompson’s Boat House located at Virginia Ave and Rock Creek Pkwy, just a short distance north of the Lincoln Memorial along the Potomac River Rock Creek Trail.

Due to the restricted traffic area around Ford's Theatre, there is no bike parking available at this time.

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024



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