Getting Around

Public Transportation

The nearest Metro station to this site is Foggy Bottom/George Washington University at 23rd and I Streets, NW; this station is just over 6/10 of a mile north of the memorial.

Parking throughout the District of Columbia is restricted generally (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12 am to 6 am 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. Metered 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.

Capitol Bikeshare rentals are available near most memorial sites.


DC Circulator

The route will begin at Union Station, travel along Louisiana Avenue and loop around the Mall via Madison Drive, West Basin Drive, Ohio Drive, Constitution Avenue and Jefferson Drive. The Circulator usally arrives at its various stops every 10 minutes. Hours of operation are from 7 am to 7 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 7 pm on weekends. For more information click 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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