Transportation

Celebrate America Transportation Options – PDF

Are you planning your transportation to Celebrate America DC at DAR Constitution Hall? Drive and park or take the Metro!

Transit Options:

  1. Drive your car to DC and park downtown. See information below.
  2. Ride public transportation via the Metro nearest you to Farragut West Metro Station or Farragut North Metro Station. Go to www.wmata.com for directions.

Drive and Park Downtown

Parking is available near DAR Constitution Hall. There are street parking and garage parking options.

  • Directions: Use your GPS or preferred trip planner online to DAR Constitution Hall.
  • Street Parking- There is 2 hour metered parking from 7:00am to 10:00pm. Read the signs carefully. Before 6:30pm, you may park in the same spot for 2 hours. From 6:30pm to 10:00pm, you may park an unlimited time as long as you pay the meter.
  • Garage Parking: The cost varies depending on the garage and length of time. Use www.parkme.com or ParkMe’s mobile app to find the best available parking. Evening rates are often discounted, but double check the closing time. (More garages listed at the end.)
    • Special Rate after 5:00pm: Colonial Parking Lot 91 (.4 miles) at 1800 G St: Daily max is $23.00 (Oversized $25). After 5:00pm $15.00. Lot is open 1 hour after the event.
    • 1957 E St NW (.3 miles) GW Lot: Daily max is $26.00. After 5:00pm, cost is $12.00. Monday-Friday 7:00am-11:00pm.
    • 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Lot 565 (0.4 miles): Daily max is $20.00. Open daily 6:30am-11:00pm.

Public Transportation: Metro

The Metro operates through DC, Maryland, and Virginia. A SmarTrip card is recommended; it is a permanent, rechargeable card used to pay your fare on the Metrorail or bus. If you choose to use the paper fare card, there is a $1 surcharge for each trip and there are no transfer discounts.

Directions: Visit www.wmata.com to create your exact itinerary with directions, times, fares, and walking directions. Farragut West Metro Station on the Orange and Blue Lines and Farragut North on the Red Line are the closest metro stops to DAR Constitution Hall. Exit the metro station on the 17th Street side.

From Farragut West, walk south (towards H Street) and it is about 0.5 miles (or 5 blocks) to the venue.

From Farragut North, walk south (towards K Street) and it is about 0.6 miles (or 6 blocks) to the venue.

DAR Constitution Hall is at the corner of 17th and D Streets.

Location: DC, MD, VA; parking for a fee is available at select Metro Stations. Parking at Metro-operated lots is free on weekends and federal holidays.

Cost: Varies by distance and time of day: $2.15-$5.90 (during peak hours) and $1.75-$3.60 (during off-peak hours).

METRO MAP – CLICK HERE

CAR RENTAL

Avis
Location: 3206 10Th Street North, Arlington, Virginia, USA
Hours of operation: 5/29/2014: 7:30 am – 7:00 pm 7/20/2014: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Telephone: 800-331-1212 (reservation), 703-516-4202 (direct)

DIRECTIONS BY CAR

From Points North (95 South or 295/Baltimore-Washington Parkway)

  • Take both routes south to the Capitol Beltway, Rt 495.
  • Take 495 West towards Northern Virginia. From the B-W- parkway, the Beltway will be called 95 North/495 West.
  • Take exit 30, Georgia Avenue/29 South, the 3rd exit after the intersection with 95.
  • Go approximately 2 miles to 16th Street South. This is a large intersection with 16th Street veering off to the right.
  • Go approximately 10 miles to I Street, turn right. At the 2nd light, turn left onto 17th Street.
  • Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

From Western Maryland:

270 South to 495 West towards Northern Virginia.

Cross American Legion Bridge, then take next exit to the George Washington Parkway.

The Parkway will take you across the Theodore Roosevelt bridge and put you on Constitution Avenue.

Turn left on 18th Street, go three blocks.

Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

From Northern Virginia:

Between 6:30 and 9 a.m., 66 East is HOV-2. Between 4 and 6:30 p.m., 66 West is HOV-2. Cars must have at least two passengers to use these routes.

Take 66 East towards Washington. 66 will take you across the bridge and onto Constitution Avenue.

Turn left on 18th Street, go three blocks.

Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.

From Points South:

Take 395 North to Washington Boulevard – Memorial Bridge, Pentagon, Arlington Cemetery. Get in far left lane.

This will take you across Memorial Bridge. Cross the bridge in the center lane.

At the Lincoln Memorial bear left and follow the road to the left on Henry Bacon Avenue until it ends at Constitution Avenue; make right on Constitution.

Turn left onto 18th Street, go three blocks.

Turn right on D Street. The main entrance is in the middle of the block. Go up the stairs to enter the museum.