Basic Information

1850 West Basin Drive SW
Washington, DC 20024

GPS Coordinates: 38.886298, -77.044415 Address: For GPS navigation, use 1850 West Basin Drive SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. Nearest Intersection: West Basin Drive SW & Independence Ave. SW

Always Open

The sites of National Mall and Memorial Parks (other than the Washington Monument) are always open to the public. Restrooms, museums and elevators close in the evenings (check individual sites for hours)

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours

Rangers on Duty

Rangers are on Duty to assist the Visiting Public from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm daily (except christmas). The United States Park Police are on Duty 24 hours a day.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: -
  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday: -
  • Thursday: -
  • Friday: -
  • Saturday: -

Washington DC gets to see all four seasons. Humidity will make the temps feel hotter in summer and colder in winter. Spring (March - May) Temp: Average high is 65.5 degrees with a low of 46.5 degrees Summer (June - August) Temp: Average high is 86 degrees with a low of 68.5 degrees Fall (September - November) Temp: Average high is 68 degrees with a low of 51.5 degrees Winter (December - February) Temp: Average high is 45 degrees with a low of 30 degrees (Source: www.usclimatedata.com)

Entrance Fees:

No Entrance Fee - $0.00

No Entrance Fee

Entrance Passes:

No Passes - $0.00

No Passes

 

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.

 
Icon of Map Showing Washington Monument

NPS

Maps and Directions

Use National Mall and Memorial Parks award-winning wayfinding
system of maps and pylons to navigate your way around the National Mall.

Or visit our Directions page to find your way here by public transportation,
bicycle, car, or air.

 
Martin Luther King Jr Memorial at night

NPS

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.

 
Visitors biking in front of Washington Monument
Ranger-led bike tour.

NPS Photo

Things To Do
Use the links below to discover more about visiting the iconic monument and memorial protected by National Mall and Memorial Parks.But don't stop there!

Visit our Things to Do and Schedule of Events pages to discover a wide of array of activities from paddle boats and bike tours to nighttime walks with a park ranger.

Last updated: March 5, 2016

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024

Phone:

(202) 426-6841

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