U.S. Air Force Memorial, memorial, Washington, D.C Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery memorial, Air Force District of Washington

Parking is free at the Air Force Memorial, though limited. There are 28 parking spaces along the entry road are open to visitors and ceremony guests on a first come, first served basis. 

8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Air Force Memorial is closed on Christmas Day.

Admission and parking are free.

Bus:
Navy Annex Stop: approximately one block west of the Memorial
     - Metro #42 busses stop in front of Navy Annex at Stop ID #6001417 and #6001416. Visit
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for more information.
 

From Maryland:   
Take MD-295 S. Continue onto MD-201, crossing into DC. Continue onto DC-295. Take the exit onto I-695 W. Continue onto I-395 S and cross into Virginia. Take exit 8A for VA-27 / Washington Blvd toward Pentagon South Parking / S Arlington Ridge Rd. Keep right at the fork and merge onto VA-27 W / S Washington Blvd. Take the VA-244 E / Columbia Pike Ramp to Navy Annex. Turn right onto VA-244 E / Columbia Pike. Follow all detour and directional signs displaying Air Force Memorial and enter at the Air Force entrance point. 

Parking for the Memorial is to the right after the Air Memorial entrance sign. There are 28 parking spaces along the entry road are open to visitors and ceremony guests on a first come, first served basis. Once parked it's a three-minute walk on the sidewalk to the main entrance of the memorial.  Keep in mind that the Air Force Memorial is open to visitors during your ceremony and carpooling is highly recommended.   

 
From Downtown DC:  
Take I-395 S toward Virginia. Take exit 8A for VA-27 / Washington Blvd toward Pentagon South Parking / S Arlington Ridge Rd. Keep right at the fork and merge onto VA W / S Washington Blvd. Take the VA-244 E / Columbia Pike Ramp to Navy Annex. Turn right onto VA-244 E / Columbia Pike. Follow all detour and directional signs displaying Air Force Memorial and enter at the Air Force entrance point.

Parking for the Memorial is to the right after the Air Memorial entrance sign. There are 28 parking spaces along the entry road are open to visitors and ceremony guests on a first come, first served basis. Once parked it's a three-minute walk on the sidewalk to the main entrance of the memorial.  Keep in mind that the Air Force Memorial is open to visitors during your  ceremony and carpooling is highly recommended. 

 
From Virginia:  
Take I-395 N. Take exit 8B and follow brown signs for AF Memorial. Follow all detour and directional signs displaying Air Force Memorial and enter at the Air Force entrance point. Parking for the Memorial is to the right after the Air Memorial entrance sign. There are 28 parking spaces along the entry road are open to visitors and ceremony guests on a first come, first served basis. Once parked it's a three-minute walk on the sidewalk to the main entrance of the memorial.  Keep in mind that the Air Force Memorial is open to visitors during your ceremony and carpooling is highly recommended.

Hours of Operation:

 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

The Air Force Memorial is open to the public every day of the year except Christmas Day.

Memorial Location:

1 Air Force Memorial Drive
Arlington, VA 22204

 
PLEASE OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING RULES INSIDE THE AIR FORCE MEMORIAL:
 
NO SMOKING (DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA NEAR RESTROOMS)
NO FOOD OR DRINK (EXCEPT WATER)
NO LITTERING
NO DANGEROUS OR FLAMMABLE ITEMS
NO AUDIO DEVICES
NO ANIMALS (EXCEPT SERVICE ANIMALS)
NO RUNNING
NO BICYCLES, SKATES, SKATEBOARDS, OR SCOOTERS
NO DRONES
NO LAWN CHAIRS
NO SPORTING ACTIVITIES
 

 

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 Are pets allowed at the Memorial?
Pets are not allowed at the Air Force Memorial except for service animals.
 Are there bathrooms at the Air Force Memorial?
The Air Force Memorial has handicap accessible bathrooms for visitor in the small building behind the Medal of Honor Wall. They are open during visiting hours.
 Can I eat at the Memorial?
Food and drink are prohibited at the Air Force Memorial. Visitors are encouraged to bring bottled water for events lasting more than an hour.
 Can I host a ceremony at the Memorial?
Members of the military, veteran organizations and the general public are welcome to host their events at the outdoor Air Force Memorial. Request to host your event here.
 Can I ride my bike to the Memorial?
You may bike to the Memorial.  We just ask that you walk with your bike once you enter the Memorial grounds as a sign of respect and for the safety of other visitors. 
 What does it cost to visit the Memorial?
The Air Force Memorial is free and open to the public.  Parking is also free, though limited.
 What other memorials or sites are near the Air Force Memorial?
The Air Force Memorial is located on a promontory overlooking the Pentagon and the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial. It is a short walk to both of these sites.