Welcome to Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, a unit of National Mall and Memorial Parks. This unique site preserves locations related to the creation of the Federal City, Presidential Inaugurations, and historically significant events. We invite you to attend all of our fascinating interpretive programs to learn more about this site and its many impressive memorials.
Also, please consult the other useful links for more information about visiting Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site. Click here to find out about all the various units of National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Several Metro stations provide convenient access to Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site: Metro Center at 12th and F Streets, NW; Federal Triangle along 12th Street, between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues, NW; and Archives/Navy Memorial at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.
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. 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.
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.
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
Visit our Things to Do page to discover a wide of array of activities from paddle boats and bike tours to nighttime walks with a park ranger.
Last updated: March 25, 2021