The Museum is located on the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) in Washington, DC.
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126
We strongly advise visitors to take the Metro (subway) to the Museum as public parking in the area is very limited.
The nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian (orange or blue line), located one block east of the Museum. Exit the station at 12th Street and Independence Avenue and walk one block west on Independence to 14th Street. Cross 14th Street and turn left; the Museum is the second building on your right.
The Metro stations and Metro routes to the Museum are accessible to wheelchair users. For more information about the Metro, please consult the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website at wmata.com.
The Museum has no public parking facility, but there is a paid parking lot located on D Street, SW, between 13th and 14th Streets, and some metered parking along Independence Avenue.
For vehicles bearing the appropriate access tags, the National Park Service has designated approximately ten accessible parking spaces at and around the Washington Monument, along Independence Avenue west of 14th Street, and at the Tidal Basin parking lot.