Washington, DC Area

Accessing the DC Area Facilities

For general information on services call:
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272

National Archives Building, Washington, DC

Enter on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th Street, NW for McGowan Theater, Jefferson Room, Washington Room, Adams Room, Rotunda and exhibits. Both the Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Avenue entrances are wheelchair-accessible. View a map highlighting accessible entrances.

In Washington, DC, the Metrorail System serves the National Archives at the Archives/Navy Memorial station. The station has an elevator to street level and is conveniently located directly across the street from the wheelchair-accessible Pennsylvania Avenue entrance.

In Washington, DC, prior to your visit special parking passes may be obtained from the Security Staff, telephone: 202-357-5023.

Contact the event sponsor to ensure accessible accommodation for any event held at the National Archives and Records Administration.   Please contact visitor services for more information - visitorservices@nara.gov or   202-357-6816.

See also the National Archives Building, Washington, DC page.

National Archives at College Park (Archives II)

The National Archives at College Park is a fully accessible building.

Ample accessible designated parking is available and is closest to elevators on all three levels of the parking garage.

In College Park, the nearest subway stop is Prince George's Plaza with bus service (please see below) to the building.

The R3 Metrobus stops near the elevator at Metrorail's Prince George's Plaza subway station. Please note that on weekdays the R3 Metrobus is not regularly equipped with a wheelchair lift. To arrange for a lift-equipped R3 Metrobus, please call Metrobus ON-CALL Service at 202-862-1825 at least 24 hours in advance and before 2:30 p.m.

See also the National Archives at College Park page.

Transportation between the National Archives Buildings in Washington, DC and in College Park (Archives II)

Free Shuttle Service between Washington, DC and College Park
The free shuttle buses between the National Archives buildings in Washington, DC and College Park, MD are fully accessible for persons with disabilities, and are lift-equipped for wheelchairs. Please call 301-837-3263 in order to make the necessary arrangements. The shuttle runs on the hour from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, between the buildings in Washington, DC and College Park.