Getting Around D.C.


The Museum is located on the National Mall, just south of Independence Avenue, SW, between 14th Street and Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) in Washington, DC. You will enter the Museum on the 15th Street side (back of the building facing the Tidal Basin).


100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington, DC 20024-2126


We strongly advise visitors to take the Metro (subway) to the Museum as public parking in the area is very limited.

The nearest Metro stop is Smithsonian (Blue/Orange/Silver lines), located one block east of the Museum. Exit the station at 12th Street and Independence Avenue and walk one block west on Independence to 14th Street. Cross 14th Street and turn left; the Museum is the second building on your right.

The Metro stations and Metro routes to the Museum are accessible to wheelchair users. For more information about the Metro, please consult the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s website at


The Museum has no public parking facility, but there is a paid parking lot located on D Street, SW, between 13th and 14th Streets, and some metered parking along Independence Avenue.


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