Urgent Museum Notice


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The museum strives to create an environment friendly to visitors of all abilities.

Planning Your Visit

We are committed to ensuring that the museum’s facilities, services, exhibitions, and programs comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. We make reasonable accommodations to ensure that people with disabilities have equal physical and communications access, as defined by federal law.

If you have specific questions or concerns that are not addressed on this page, please call 202-783-5000 or email webmaster@nmwa.org in advance of your visit. To contact the museum using TTY (text telephone service), please dial 711 to connect to District of Columbia Relay.

Hours and Admission

Please review the Plan Your Visit page for details on museum admission, hours, and other offerings.

Accessible Parking

Since metered street parking is scarce, the museum offers discounted parking at some nearby lots through Parking Panda website. When reviewing parking options, filter by “Accessible Parking” and any other amenities you may require. Once purchased, present your purchase confirmation at the selected location.

WMATA MetroAccess

MetroAccess is a shared-ride, door-to-door, paratransit service for people whose disability prevents them from using bus or rail. Please visit the MetroAccess site for information about how to book transportation.

Photo credit: Kevin Allen
Photo credit: Kevin Allen

Accessibility Inside the Museum

Here you’ll find the most commonly requested information. Still have questions? Please contact us at the number above.