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Accessibility & Directions

The National Building Museum is committed to promoting the use of sustainable transportation as a way to reduce local traffic congestion and air pollution. While we do provide driving and parking information, please consider some of the District’s alternative transportation options, which can be found on goDCgo.com’s interactive map.

Getting Here

By MetroRail
By MetroBus
By D.C. Circulator
By Capital Bikeshare
Driving from Northern Virginia on I-66
Driving from Northern Virginia on I-395
Driving from Maryland southbound on I-95 / Baltimore-Washington Parkway (B-W Parkway)
Driving from Maryland southbound on I-270
Parking

The National Building Museum is located at 401 F Street NW, between 4th and 5th Streets, across the street from the Judiciary Square Metro (Red Line). Wheelchair access is available through the G Street entrance.

By MetroRail

The National Building Museum is located across the street from Judiciary Square station on Metro's Red Line. Alternatively, take the Yellow or Green Lines to Gallery Place/Chinatown. Use the Galleries/Arena exit to F Street; at the top of the last escalator (F Street), turn left and walk a short 2 blocks to the Museum. Visit the Metro website for more station information.

By MetroBus

Four MetroBus routes have stops located within ¼ mile of the National Building Museum: D3, D6, 80 and X2. Additional routes have stops located within ½ mile. To find the route closest to you, visit the Metro website.

By DC Circulator

Two DC Circulator routes have stops within walking distance of the National Building Museum. The Convention Center/SW Waterfront line stops at 9th and F Streets, NW. From there, travel south on 9th St. and turn left at F St. Continue for two blocks to the museum. The Georgetown/Union Station line stops at 5th and Massachusetts Avenue, NW. From there, turn right around the corner and travel south on 5th Street for three blocks. Turn left on F Street, NW, to the museum. For more information, visit www.dccirculator.com.

Capital Bikeshare

The District’s bikesharing program makes bicycles available to anyone. Simply take a bike from one of over 115 stations in DC and Arlington, and return it to a docking station close to the museum. The closest docking stations to the museum are located at:

  • 5th and F Streets, NW
  • 7th and F Streets, NW
  • 4th and D Streets, NW

For more information about fees and station locations, visit www.capitalbikeshare.com.

Driving

Get driving directions to the Museum from your starting point.

Driving from Northern Virginia on I-66

I-66 becomes Constitution Avenue
Follow Constitution Avenue east to 6th Street
Turn left onto 6th Street
Follow 6th Street north to F Street
Turn right onto F Street
Follow F Street east to 5th Street
The Museum is on the north side of F Street between 4th and 5th Streets; metered parking is available on all sides of the building.

Driving from Northern Virginia on I-395

Follow I-395 north into the District
Take either the 14th Street exit or the 12th Street exit (northbound)
Turn right onto Constitution Avenue
Follow Constitution Avenue east to 6th Street
Turn left onto 6th Street
Follow 6th Street north to F Street
Turn right onto F Street
Follow F Street east to 5th Street
The Museum is on the north side of F Street between 4th and 5th Streets; metered parking is available on all sides of the building.

Driving

Driving from Maryland southbound on I-95 / Baltimore-Washington Parkway (B-W Parkway)

Follow I-95 to B-W Parkway southbound
Take B-W Parkway to Route 50 westbound, into Washington, D.C.
Route 50 becomes New York Avenue
Follow New York Avenue several miles, passing I-395 southbound exit
Shortly after I-395 southbound exit, turn left on 5th Street, NW
Take 5th Street to G Street and the Museum is on the left; metered parking is available on all sides of the building.

Driving from Maryland southbound on I-270

Take I-270 to I-495 (Beltway) eastbound
Take exit Route 355, Wisconsin Avenue southbound
Follow Wisconsin Avenue into the District
Turn left onto Massachusetts Avenue (at the National Cathedral)
Take Massachusetts Avenue towards the Capitol, going through Dupont Circle and Mt. Vernon Square
Shortly after Mt. Vernon Square, turn right onto 5th Street, NW
Take 5th Street to G Street and the Museum is on the left; metered parking is available on all sides of the building.

Parking

Parking can be expensive and hard to find near the Museum, so we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow visitors to find and purchase guaranteed parking at many convenient locations in the area.

Once purchased, parking for the National Building Museum is 100% guaranteed even if the location otherwise fills up, often at exclusive discounts. Simply present your purchase confirmation at the selected location, and this serves as your payment with no additional payments or fees ever.

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Metered parking is located on 5th, F, and G Streets (please check meter carefully for hours of operation).

Motorcoach parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at our G Street entrance. Motorcoaches may park in the driveway (no idling laws), but the driver must be available to move the bus in case of an emergency.

Accessibility

Wheelchair and stroller access is located at our G Street entrance. For after hours lectures, and public programs, please use our 4th Street entrance. If you are in need of a wheelchair upon arrival, during normal business hours, please visit the Information Desk, as the Museum has wheelchairs available.

Exhibition spaces and public facilities are accessible by elevator. View the building floorplan.

Sign language interpretation is available for Museum programs with two weeks notice. Call 202.272.2448 to schedule.