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Located in Washington, DC, on the National Mall between the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian Castle. Bordered by Independence Avenue, Jefferson Drive, and 4th and 7th Streets, SW.


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Parking

Limited metered street parking is available. Please read signs carefully for parking hours and permit restrictions. Parking is available in several commercial parking lots, download a parking map for the National Mall to help you plan your visit.

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Public Transportation

Metrorail/Metrobus: The Museum is near Metrorail (subway) stops on the blue, orange, yellow, and green lines. The closest Metrorail stop is at L'Enfant Plaza. Metrobus stops are located right outside the Museum entrance on Independence Avenue, SW, and along 7th Street, SW. Visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website for more information.

From Major Airports

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
Distance: 3.7 miles
Driving Directions
Public Transportation: Metrorail service from the Ronald Regan Washington National Airport to L'Enfant Plaza on the yellow line. Metrobus and taxi service are also available. 
Airport Website: Washington Area Airports

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI)
Distance: 32.7 miles
Driving Directions
Public Transportation: Connecting service via rail and bus. 
Option1: Amtrak or Marc Rail (BWI rail station) service to Metrorail (red line) at Union Station, Washington, DC. There is connecting Metrorail to Smithsonian or L'Enfant Plaza stations.
Option 2: Express Metrobus (Route B30) service to Greenbelt Metrorail station (green line). There is connecting Metrorail to Smithsonian or L'Enfant Plaza stations.
Airport Website: BWI Airport

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)
Distance: 27.2 miles
Driving Directions (Note: Tolls on Route 267, I-66 is HOV-2 during rush hour)
Public Transportation: Washington Flyer provides private bus service between select Metrorail stations and Washington Dulles International Airport.
Airport Website: Washington Area Airports

Directions to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA 
Directions to other Smithsonian Museums