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Special closures and security access points are in place on the National Mall & Memorial Parks on July 4 in support of the annual Fireworks Display. There are also medical aid stations, safe havens for weather events, restrooms, and other amenities set up in event-viewing areas for visitor safety and comfort.

Contact other national parks in the DC area to find information about any other potential closures and services for July 4th activities.

The access points for viewing the Fireworks Display are at the following locations:

  • Constitution Avenue NW at 20th Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW between 23rd Street NW and Henry Bacon Drive NW
  • 17th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW (near the World War II Memorial)
  • East Basin Drive just south of the Jefferson Memorial (visitors will not be able to access the National Mall from here)
TENT 1: Lincoln Memorial Circle, on the east side of Henry Bacon Drive, southwest of the Veitnam Veterans Memorial

TENT 2: Washington Monument Grounds, along 17th Street, east of the World War II Memorial

TENT 3: Southwest of the World war II Memorial, along Homefront Dr SW

TENT 3: Near the southwest corner at the intersection of 17th St NW and Constitution Ave

TENT 4: Washington Monument Grounds, along Constitution Ave, north of the Washington Monument

TENT 5: Washington Monument Grounds, north of the Survey Lodge, along Independence Avenue

TENT 6: Washington Monument Grounds, along 15th Street, near Madison Drive

TENT 7: Near the Smithsonian Metro Station, Mall Entrance

TENT 8: Near the southwest corner at the intersection of 7th St NW and Madison Dr SW

TENT 9: Near the northwest corner at the intersection of 4th St NW and Jefferson Dr SW
In the event of inclement weather, the following locations are designated as safe havens:
  • Department of Agriculture building (1400 Independence Avenue SW)
  • Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building (300 Independence Avenue SW)
  • Internal Revenue Service building (1111 Constitution Avenue NW)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
A family reunification area is located on the Washington Monument grounds. Any missing persons found by event officials will be brought to this tent to be reunited with family.


Stationary Map of July 4th Events Areas

Independence Day event map

Banner: Text “2020 Independence Day Celebration U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service” on a US flag background

Legend: Appears in the bottom right corner of the map

  • Symbol of the letter “A” in a yellow circle with text “Access Point - Open at 1 p.m.”
  • Symbol of a yellow square with text "Secure Area (Open to the public)"
  • Symbol of a red square with text "Restricted Area (Closed to the public)"
  • Symbol of a white cross in a red square with text “Medical Aid Station - Open at 1 p.m.”
  • Symbol of a green square with text “Safe Haven”
  • Symbol of a blue square with text “Family Reunification Area”

Map: Section of the National Mall & Memorial Parks in Washington DC indicating event boundaries and location of security and services.

The Secure Area includes portions of the National Mall from the Potomac River shoreline east to 17th Street and Constitution Avenue south to East Basin Drive. It includes the Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the World War II Memorial grounds.

The Fireworks Safety Zone is located along the Potomac River in West Potomac Park and the Washington Monument grounds. These areas and Arlington Memorial Bridge are closed to the public.

Access Points locations on the map:

  • Constitution Avenue NW at 20th Street NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW between 23rd Street NW and Henry Bacon Drive NW
  • 17th Street NW between Constitution Avenue NW and Independence Avenue SW (near the World War II Memorial)
  • East Basin Drive just south of the Jefferson Memorial (visitors will not be able to access the National Mall from here)

Medical Aid Stations locations on the map:

  • TENT 1: Lincoln Memorial Circle, on the east side of Henry Bacon Drive, southwest of the Veitnam Veterans Memorial
  • TENT 2: Washington Monument Grounds, along 17th Street, east of the World War II Memorial
  • TENT 3: Southwest of the World war II Memorial, along Homefront Dr SW
  • TENT 3: Near the southwest corner at the intersection of 17th St NW and Constitution Ave
  • TENT 4: Washington Monument Grounds, along Constitution Ave, north of the Washington Monument
  • TENT 5: Washington Monument Grounds, north of the Survey Lodge, along Independence Avenue
  • TENT 6: Washington Monument Grounds, along 15th Street, near Madison Drive
  • TENT 7: Near the Smithsonian Metro Station, Mall Entrance
  • TENT 8: Near the southwest corner at the intersection of 7th St NW and Madison Dr SW
  • TENT 9: Near the northwest corner at the intersection of 4th St NW and Jefferson Dr SW

Safe Haven locations on the map

  • Department of Agriculture building (1400 Independence Avenue SW)
  • Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building (300 Independence Avenue SW)
  • Internal Revenue Service building (1111 Constitution Avenue NW)
  • Environmental Protection Agency (1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)

Family Reunification Area location on the map

  • Washington Monument Grounds at Survey Lodge, along Independence Avenue
Restristed Areas on the map
  • Washington Monument grounds
  • The Ellipse grounds
  • Along the Potomac River in West Potomac Park
  • Along the Tidal Bason south of the Washington Monument (the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will close 4pm on July 4th)

Last updated: July 2, 2020

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