Feeling patriotic? Go spend some time with Honest Abe and 6 million other annual visitors at the Lincoln Memorial. Peer beyond the grand marble columns onto the Reflecting Pool that illuminates the Nation’s esteemed. The Lincoln Memorial is located on the west end of the National Mall, not far from the White House and Tidal Basin. Finding parking in this area of Washington D.C. can be an expensive and frustrating endeavor if you don’t plan ahead.
Keep reading for more information on the best parking near the Lincoln Memorial, including parking maps, deals, tips, and insider secrets. Stop circling the block looking for a place to leave your car, and start parking smarter!
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Lincoln Memorial Online Parking Reservations
Explore The Lincoln Memorial parking options on the map below and use SpotHero to book a guaranteed space ahead of time!
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Lincoln Memorial Parking Tips
- Free general visitor parking is available along Ohio Drive, SW between the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials. Bus parking is available primarily along Ohio Drive, SW near the Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson Memorials and along Ohio Drive, SW in East Potomac Park. Handicapped parking is located on the south side of the Lincoln Memorial.
- Just be patient, as visitors are coming and going frequently, so you will eventually get a spot there. There is additional free parking just below the Jefferson Memorial (green circle). The farther away from the Lincoln you park, obviously the longer a walk you must walk.
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Lincoln Memorial Parking Deals
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Best Lincoln Memorial Parking Resources
- SpotHero– book discounted parking around The Lincoln Memorial or on your smart phone
- NPS– view the official NPS visitor site for more on directions and parking information
- Yelp – read customer reviews of parking facilities near The Lincoln Memorial
- TripAdvisor– read the advice of TripAdvisor users who have previously parked near The Lincoln Memorial
- DC Tours by Foot – Check out the DC tour by foot page for more parking and foot tour advice regarding The Mall!
- ParkingPanda – reserve parking near The Lincoln Memorial online ahead of time