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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 and other special events, including the Independence Day Parade and Salute to America event. There are also medical aid stations, safe havens for weather events, bleachers, 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 and Salute to America are at the following locations:
South side of Memorial Bridge

Constitution Avenue NW between 23rd Street NW and Henry Bacon Drive NW

Constitution Avenue NW and 17th Street NW (opens at 2 p.m.)

West side of 14th Street NW at Madison Drive NW (opens at 2 p.m.)

West side of 14th Street SW at Jefferson Drive SW

Maine Avenue SW and Raoul Wallenberg Place SW (15th Street SW)

East Basin Drive just south of the Jefferson Memorial (visitors will not be able to access the National Mall from here)

East Basin Drive at Inlet Bridge SW

TENT 1: Lincoln Memorial Circle, on the west side of Daniel French Drive, across from the Korean War Veterans Memorial

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

TENT 3: Washington Monument Grounds at Survey Lodge, along Independence Avenue

TENT 4: Washington Monument Grounds, along 15th Street, near Madison Drive

TENT 5: Near the Smithsonian Metro Station, Mall Entrance

TENT 6: Between 3rd and 4th Streets on the north side of the National Mall

Virginia Medical Aid Stations: Arlington Ridge (US Marine Corps War Memorial and Netherlands Carillon grounds), Memorial Circle, and Gravelly Point

In the event of inclement weather, the following locations are designated as safe havens:

Department of Agriculture building (1400 Independence Avenue SW)

Department of the Interior building (1849 C Street NW)

Herbert C. Hoover Building (1401 Constitution Avenue NW)

Internal Revenue Service building (1111 Constitution Avenue NW)

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street NW)

Office of Personnel Management building (1900 E Street NW)

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)

Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (1050 Independence Avenue SW)

Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Drive SW)

Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Avenue NW)

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW)

Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (950 Independence Avenue SW)

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Sl. SW)

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.

Interactive Map of July 4 Events Areas


Stationary Map of July 4th Events Areas

4th of July 2019 Map

Banner: Text “2019 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 blue circle with text “Access Point - Open at 10 am”
  • Symbol of a white cross in a red square with text “Medical Aid Station”
  • Symbol of a green square with text “Safe Haven”
  • Symbol of a yellow 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 14th Street and Constitution Avenue south to East Basin Drive. It includes the Lincoln Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and Washington Monument grounds.

The Fireworks Safety Zone is located along the Potomac River in West Potomac Park. This area and Arlington Memorial Bridge are closed to the public.

The Independence Day Parade route is on Constitution Avenue from 3rd Street to 18th Street.
Access Points locations on the map:

  • South side of Memorial Bridge
  • Constitution Avenue NW between 23rd Street NW and Henry Bacon Drive NW
  • Constitution Avenue NW and 17th Street NW (opens at 2 p.m.)
  • West side of 14th Street NW at Madison Drive NW (opens at 2 p.m.)
  • West side of 14th Street SW at Jefferson Drive SW
  • Maine Avenue SW and Raoul Wallenberg Place SW (15th Street SW)
  • East Basin Drive just south of the Jefferson Memorial (visitors will not be able to access the National Mall from here)
  • East Basin Drive at Inlet Bridge SW

Medical Aid Stations locations on the map:

  • TENT 1: Lincoln Memorial Circle, on the west side of Daniel French Drive, across from the Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • TENT 2: Washington Monument Grounds, along 17th Street, east of the World War II Memorial
  • TENT 3: Washington Monument Grounds at Survey Lodge, along Independence Avenue
  • TENT 4: Washington Monument Grounds, along 15th Street, near Madison Drive
  • TENT 5: Near the Smithsonian Metro Station, Mall Entrance
  • TENT 6: Between 3rd and 4th Streets on the north side of the National Mall

Safe Haven locations on the map

  • Department of Agriculture building (1400 Independence Avenue SW)
  • Department of the Interior building (1849 C Street NW)
  • Herbert C. Hoover Building (1401 Constitution Avenue NW)
  • Internal Revenue Service building (1111 Constitution Avenue NW)
  • John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2700 F Street NW)
  • Office of Personnel Management building (1900 E Street NW)
  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW)
  • Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (1050 Independence Avenue SW)
  • Smithsonian Castle (1000 Jefferson Drive SW)
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History (1300 Constitution Avenue NW)
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (10th Street & Constitution Avenue NW)
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African Art (950 Independence Avenue SW)
  • U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (100 Raoul Wallenberg Sl. SW)

Family Reunification Area locations on the map

  • Washington Monument grounds

Last updated: July 8, 2019

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