The Old Post Office stands at the intersection of 12th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. There are public entrances located on the Pennsylvania Avenue front side, the east side, and in back at the south side. On Sunday mornings, only the south entrance is open.

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Parking along or near Pennsylvania Avenue is difficult at best. Be sure to read the signs for restrictions and time limits.

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Public Transportation

Public Transportation is the best option for reaching National Mall and Memorial Park sites easily and conveniently. There are many options to reach us via Washington, DC's Subway system known as Metro, or bicycle via Capital Bikeshare. The National Mall Circulator Loop bus will provide easy access around the National Mall and convenient connections to other Circulator buses for visits to uptown sites. Trains including Amtrak, MARC, andVRE service Union Station and/or L'Enfant Plaza in Washington, D.C.

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Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the South. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.

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(202) 426-6841
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