Getting Around

Public Transportation

The nearest Metro station to this site is Foggy Bottom at 23rd and I Streets, NW; other Metro stations providing access to this memorial are Arlington Cemetery across Arlington Memorial Bridge and Smithsonian at 12th Street and Independence Avenue, SW. All stations lie between 7/10 and 3/4 of a mile from the 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 metered 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). Information and schedules for Metro can be found at


Bicycling Information

Bicycles are welcome in the National Mall and Memorial Parks and bicycle parking is provided near 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 your bicycle through the World War II and Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorials or lock it up before entering any of the other memorials. Your assistance in preserving a respectful and safe experience for all visitors is appreciated.

Bicycle rentals are available from Thompson Boat Center located near the intersection of Virginia Avenue, NW and Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, NW, just a short distance north of the Lincoln Memorial along the Potomac River-Rock Creek Trail.

Capital Bikeshare rentals are avaliable near most memorials.


DC Circulator

The National Mall route begins at Union Station, travels along Louisiana Avenue and loops around the Mall via Madison Drive, West Basin Drive, Ohio Drive, Constitution Avenue and Jefferson Drive. Hours of operation are from 7am to 7pm on weekdays and 9am to 7pm on weekends. Buses run every 10 minutes. Route information and fare prices can be found here.

Last updated: November 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024


(202) 426-6841

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