In Memory Day: Transportation

Friday, June 14, – Sunday, June 16, 2019


Where is the closest airport?    

Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 15 minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. 

Alternative airports:  Dulles International (IAD) is approximately 45 minutes from Washington, D.C and Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is approximately 1 hour from Washington, D.C.

Can I take Amtrak?
Washington, DC (WAS) Union Station is about 20 minutes from The Wall.  We recommend that you utilize the metro or a taxi. Union Station has its own stop on the Metro.

Is there parking available at the Ceremony?

Parking is very limited so we recommend utilizing public transportation. Please note that parking along Constitution Avenue and many of the streets around the national mall is now paid/metered parking with a time limit. For more information, please see the National Park Service website here:

If you have any questions about handicapped parking, please contact the National Park Service public affairs at 202.619.7222.

What is the closest Metro stop?
There are two metro stops within walking distance to the Memorial.  Foggy Bottom/George Washington University, blue, orange and silver line, is the closest stop – turn right at the top of the stairs and walk south on 23rd Street about six blocks and that will bring you right to the Memorial.  Smithsonian, blue, orange or silver line, is about twice as far as the Foggy Bottom stop – at top of escalator you will be facing the Capitol, turn around and walk west past the Washington Monument until you reach the Vietnam Veterans Memorial entrance around 21st and Constitution Avenue.

Where can I get a Taxi/Uber?
Taxis are usually available along Constitution Avenue. If you are trying to take an Uber to get there, the address that a visitor should use is: Constitution Ave NW & 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20245