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Hours, Location, and Transportation


The Museum is open every day except Yom Kippur, September 28, 2020, and Christmas Day, December 25.

Museum Hours

The Museum and its exhibitions are open from 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

You must enter our Permanent Exhibition, the Holocaust, via the elevators near the Information Desk. These elevators close 50 minutes before the exhibition does, to allow visitors adequate viewing time.

Additional Hours

  • Museum Shop 10 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.
  • Hall of Remembrance 10 a.m. to 5:10 p.m.
  • Museum Cafe 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Library 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday (closed all federal holidays)
  • Archives 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday (closed all federal holidays)


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

How to Get Here


We strongly advise visitors to take the Metro to the Museum as public parking in the area is limited.

The nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian on the Orange, Blue, and Silver lines, located one block east of the Museum. For more information on Metro and bus routes, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website.


The Museum does not have a public parking facility, but there is a paid parking garage located across the street, on D Street, SW, between 13th and 14th Streets, and some metered parking along Independence Avenue.

The National Park Service has designated approximately ten handicap-accessible parking spaces at and around the Washington Monument, along Independence Avenue west of 14th Street, and at the Tidal Basin parking lot for vehicles with appropriate tags.