Nearest MetroThe nearest Metro station to the Smithsonian stop on the Mall near 12th Street, SW. Federal Triangle station also provides convenient access to the Washington Monument.
Parking/Public TransitParking throughout the District of Columbia is generally restricted (see individual area signs for site specific closures/restrictions) from 12:00 A.M. to 6:00 A.M. to facilitate cleaning and maintenance.
- Private paid parking garages/lots can be found downtown north of the National Mall.
- Free on-street parking is generally restricted to two hours or less (ticketing/towing enforced).
- Limited free day 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.