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National Mall Map and Directions

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This National Mall map serves as a guide to help you find your way to the heart of Washington, DC. The National Mall encompasses a large geographical area extending from Constitution Avenue to the north, Independence Avenue to the south, 3rd Street to the east and 14th Street to the west. Read more about the National Mall

National Mall Map User Tips
Click on the map icons to get more information or specific directions from your location. Zoom in or out to see more detail using the vertical slider bar on the left hand side of the map. To recenter the map click and drag the map background. You can toggle current traffic conditions on and off by clicking on the Traffic button. You can change the type of map displayed by clicking on the Map button and selecting the desired option(s). To see Street View images, click and drag the orange man icon (located in the upper left hand corner of the map) to the desired location and release.

Note: Parking is very limited in this part of Washington, DC (the major parking garages are shown on the map by the blue "P" icons) and depending on the time of day, day of the week, and events going on you may be better off taking public transportation. See information about parking near the National Mall.

Planning to visit Washington DC? See a Washington DC Travel Planner for information on the best time to visit, how long to stay, where to stay, what to do, how to get around and more.

National Mall Map

Directions From Maryland (Northwest of DC):
Follow the Capital Beltway/I-495 South
Take the George Washington Memorial Pkwy toward Washington
Exit onto I-395 North toward Washington
Take the 12th St exit
Merge onto 12th St SW
Turn right at Constitution Ave NW/US-1
The National Mall will be on the right

Directions From Maryland (Northeast of DC):
Follow I-295 South towards Washington
Exit at New York Ave NE/US-50 W
Turn left at 6th St NW/US-1
Turn right at Constitution Ave NW/US-1
The National Mall will be on the left

Directions From Virginia:
Take I - 495 South to 395 North towards Washington
Take the 12th Street Exit
Merge onto 12th Street
Turn right at Constitution Ave NW/US-1
The National Mall will be on the right

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A Guide to the National Mall
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