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Opening Night – 4th of July

Join us opening night, July 4th, as we celebrate Independence Day in our nation’s capital! It’s going to be epic!

  1. It is best to arrive early! Power Evangelism is in the morning at 10:00am and Celebrate America DC starts at 6:00pm on July 4th; doors open at 5:00pm.
  2. Take the Metro or Drive: Map applications on smart phones show the latest road updates.
  • Drive and Park: Drive as close as possible to 18th St. & D St. NW and park. All metered parking is free in DC on July 4th. Garage parking is also available a few blocks away. Closest Open Garages: $20.00 at (Lot 86 near Marriott) 515 20th St. NW or $8.00 at (Lot 180) 814 20th St NW starting at 5:00pm, $20.00 max before 5:00pm. Reserve a space online at http://www.ecolonial.com. See Road Closures below.
  • Take the Metro– Metro is the fastest, most convenient way to get to DAR Constitution Hall on July 4th. See the overview below for more information.

3. Location: DAR Constitution Hall is at the corner of 17th and D Streets (1776 D St. NW, 20006). Enter at 18th Street NW. Nearest Metro: Farragut West (Orange and Blue Lines) or Farragut North (Red Line).

ROAD CLOSURES

Roads are closed to traffic near the National Mall. The map below shows the general road closures starting at 6am.

METRO INFORMATION

Here is an overview of rail and bus service on the holiday. Check www.wmata.com for the latest updates.

Hours & Service

  • Metrorail: Opens 7:00am until midnight.  Trains will ramp up to near rush-hour service levels before and after the fireworks. Parking will be free at all Metro-operated facilities.
  • Metrobus: Saturday schedule. Expect detours around the National Mall.
  • MetroAccess: Contact Metro in advance to reserve.
  • Customer Service: 202-637-7000

Fare Information

  • To determine your fare, visit www.wmata.com and use July 4th as your travel date. 
  • Each passenger must have his or her own fare card, SmarTrip card or One-Day Pass.
    To avoid waiting in line at fare vending machines, all Metro riders are encouraged to ensure that they have enough fare value on their SmarTrip card or paper farecard to complete their entire round trip. By purchasing a One-Day Pass for $14.75, a rider can take unlimited trips on Metrorail throughout the day.

*Note: RMI and Celebrate America are not responsible for transportation or parking arrangements. Please research your options thoroughly.


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.)
    • Colonial Parking Lot 91 (.4 miles) at 1800 G St
    • 1957 E St NW (.3 miles) GW Lot
    • 1701 Pennsylvania Ave NW Lot 565 (0.4 miles)

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.