Plan a Visit

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for all who wish to visit. It is located north of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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LOCATION

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is located on the National Mall along Constitution Avenue NW between 21st and 23rd streets.

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LOCAL TRANSPORTATION & PARKING

Metro: The nearest Metro (subway) station to the memorial is Foggy Bottom, located on the Orange and Blue lines. For more information about the Metro system, visit WMATA .

Bike: Visitors can use Capital Bikeshare to visit the National Mall, including the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. The Bikeshare station nearest to the memorial is at 21st Street and Constitution Avenue NW.

Car: Parking is extremely scarce in Washington. However, two-hour parking is available on several city streets between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays. Limited parking is also available on Ohio Drive, near the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, and in paid lots north of the National Mall.

Tour bus: There is limited tour bus parking along Ohio Drive. Loading and unloading areas are designed by signs throughout the National Mall.

GETTING TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

By car
Several major roadways provide access to the National Mall and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

  • From the south: Interstates 66 and 395
  • From the north: Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek Parkway, the George Washington Memorial Parkway, or the Cabin John Parkway
  • From the east: Routes 50, 1 and 4
  • From the west: Interstate 66 and Routes 50 and 29

By air
Washington, D.C., is serviced by three major airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport (which has Metro access), Dulles International Airport, and BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

By rail
Washington has one of the busiest Amtrak stations in the U.S. The city can also be reached via MARC (from Maryland) or VRE (from Virginia).

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