Parking Near the Museum

There is no public parking facility at the Smithsonian on the National Mall. On-street meter parking options are available but please be advised to carefully check the days and hours of enforcement posted on the parking meters and curbside signs.

We encourage visitors to take public transportation. If you do drive, there are commercial parking lots located throughout the area, download a parking map (pdf) for the National Mall to help you plan your visit.

Reserved parking near the Museum can be purchased in advance through Parking Panda.

Please note: You will leave the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture website when you click the links above. Parking Panda is a third-party vendor.