Accessing the National Archives at 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.  

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 at or   202-357-6816.

See also the National Archives Building, Washington, DC 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.