National Mall and Memorial Parks preserves more than 1,000 acres of federal parkland in Washington, DC, including: the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, DC War Memorial, and East and West Potomac Parks; Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site, Ford's Theatre National Historic Site and Belmont-Paul Women's Equality National Monument. The park is also the caretaker of many of the greenspaces throughout Washington DC including Dupont Circle, Farragut Park, Franklin Park and many of circles and squares in the city.
Please use the links above to find directions that are specific to one of the National Mall and Memorials Park's sites.
Public transportation is the best option for reaching National Mall and Memorial Park sites easily and conveniently. There are many options to reach us via Washington, D.C.'s subway system known as Metro, or bicycle via Capital Bikeshare. The D.C. Circulator National Mall Route also provides easy access around the National Mall and convenient connections to other Circulator buses for visits to uptown sites.
Three major airports link Washington, D.C. with the rest of the country and the world. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport all have limousine, taxi cab, or Metro services available that will connect with National Mall and Memorial Parks.
Interstate 395 provides access to the National Mall and Memorial Parks from the South. Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North. Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.
Parking within National Mall and Memorial Parks can be difficult at times as we are located in the heart of the Nation's Capital. Please see our Parking and Parking Meter FAQ pages to get a better idea of what is available and information on the new metered parking on streets and parking lots throughout the National Mall.
Last updated: April 1, 2021