Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

No entrance pass required

Most visitors need

  • Parking/Transportation
    Parking, shuttle, or other transportation-related fees may apply.

An entrance pass is not required to access National Mall and Memorial Parks .

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.


There are no fees to enter National Mall and Memorial Parks and most of its hundreds of sites. However, timed entry tickets are required for Ford's Theatre National Historic Site and the Washington Monument. Please click the links below to find out more information on how to obtain tickets.


Ford's Theatre National Historic Site (service fees for advance tickets)


Permits & Reservations

Thousands of activities occur each year on the open green spaces and at the iconic monuments and memorials of the National Mall, the heart of the nation’s capital. The National Park Service requires permits for many of these activities to ensure they occur safely and do not cause damage that would limit the ability of the millions of visitors to also use and enjoy these special places.

Last updated: October 4, 2023

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