Basic Information

5 Henry Bacon Drive NW
Washington, DC 20002

GPS Coordinates: 38.891112, -77.047626 Address: 5 Henry Bacon Drive NW, Washington, D.C. Nearest Intersection: Henry Bacon Drive & Constitution Ave. NW

Always Open

The sites of National Mall and Memorial Parks (other than the Washington Monument) are always open to the public. Restrooms, museums and elevators close in the evenings (check individual sites for hours)

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

Rangers on Duty

Rangers are on Duty to assist the Visiting Public from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm daily (except christmas). The United States Park Police are on Duty 24 hours a day.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: -
  • Monday: -
  • Tuesday: -
  • Wednesday: -
  • Thursday: -
  • Friday: -
  • Saturday: -

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

 
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Memorial Day, Vietnam Veterans Memorial

NPS / Nathan King

Located north of the Lincoln Memorial near the intersection of 22nd St. and Constitution Ave. NW, Vietnam Veterans Memorial is free to visit and is open 24 hours a day.

The memorial includes the names of over 58,000 servicemen and women who gave their lives in service in the Vietnam Conflict. The memorial also includes "The Three Servicemen" statue and the Vietnam Women's Memorial.
 

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 busy metropolitan area. Parking is at a premium throughout the entire city. It is highly recommended that you make use of the efficient public transit system (Metrorail and Metro Bus). Information and schedules for Metro can be found at www.wmata.com. 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.

 
Icon of Map Showing Washington Monument

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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.

NPS Photo

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

900 Ohio Drive SW
Washington , DC 20024

Phone:

(202) 426-6841

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