The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is part of National Mall and Memorial Parks. The memorial is located at the intersection of Independence Ave and West Basin Drive SW in Washington, D.C. Parking is extremely limited near the memorial. The nearest metro stop is Smithsonian.
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. 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.
Hours and Seasons
National Mall and Memorial Parks is open 24 hours a day. The early evening and morning hours are beautiful and tranquil times to visit.
Please visit the Operating Hours and Seasons for more information on staffing, facility, and museum hours.
Things To Do
Last updated: February 28, 2019