Monday to Saturday
10 am to 5 pm
12 to 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Monday to Friday
10 am to 1 pm
2 to 5 pm
Researchers who wish to access LRC materials on these days must make an appointment via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mezzanine Café is currently closed.
Youth 18 and Under
The museum is now open, and the well-being of our visitors, staff, and volunteers is our highest priority. We have adapted our visitor experience for your safety and enjoyment while meeting new health guidelines and safety standards. Make sure to review our Reopening page for information about what to expect, including timed ticketing, special hours, and enhanced cleaning protocols.
Directions to the Museum
Use the goDCgo interactive map to plan your trip via bus, metro, bicycle rental, and more.
1250 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20005
The closest Metro stations to the museum are Metro Center (Red, Blue, Orange, and Silver lines) or Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red, Green, and Yellow lines). Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.
Travel by bus routes 80, G8, S2, S4, X2, D6, D3, 68, D1, and 42 to the corner of H and 13th Streets, NW. Visit the WMATA website for detailed maps and schedules.
Since metered street parking is minimal, we have partnered with SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. Visitors can purchase guaranteed parking at nearby parking garages with rates up to 50% off drive-up. Once purchased, present your purchase confirmation at the selected location (this serves as your payment). Parking is guaranteed even if the location is otherwise filled.
Things to Do
Shop & Eat
Tips for Your Visit
To help make sure your visit to the museum is a positive experience, we’ve compiled a list of helpful information. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to talk to one of our knowledgeable volunteers or use the online Contact Us form.