Basic Information

1 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20002

Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site is part of National Mall and Memorial Parks. The avenue is among the world's more famous streets and is known the world over as the heart of the Nation's Capital, extending through the corridors of Federal power and influence. "America's Main Street" visually connects, yet separates, the White House from the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Supreme Court buildings.

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The Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site is always open to the public (except for special events like Presidential Inaugurations and State Funerals). There are no Rangers on duty at this site (except for special events). The United States Park Police are on duty 24 hours a day.

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

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

 

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.

 
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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

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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.

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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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