Address: 1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024
When you arrive, check in at the front desk. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early and be aware that parking can take some time.
1501 Maine Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024 or you can use Lat 38.8856233, Long 77.0373766
Biking is the best way! There are bike racks at the boathouse, so we encourage you to bike, paddle and bike some more! Please bring your own locks.
The best way to get here is via metro stop Smithsonian Station. Walk west on Independence Ave SW toward 14th St SW for about 0.3 mi cross Raoul Wallenberg Pl SW then turn left on a park path for about 0.2 mi and head towards the water!
Parking availability is very limited in the parking lot and on the street, so it is strongly recommended that you take public transit.
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Interstate 395 provides access to the Mall from the South.
Interstate 495, New York Avenue, Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and the Cabin John Parkway provide access from the North.
Interstate 66, U.S. Routes 50 and 29 provide access from the West. U.S. Routes 50, 1, and 4 provide access from the East.