Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

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Museum Phone: (202) 426-6841

Museum Hours: 24 hours

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Museum Address: 1850 West Basin Drive SW, Washington, DC 20024

Smithsonian Metro Station is the closest station to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. The Smithsonian Station has two exits; make sure to leave through the "12th St & Independence Ave Exit". From the station, it will be a 1.2-mile walk (approx. 25 minutes) to the Memorial. Use the map and directions below to find suggested routes from the three metro stations.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

From Smithsonian Metro Station
Approximately 0.9 mile, 19 min walk
Museum Leave the station through the "12th St & Independence Ave SW" Exit.
Museum Walk west 8 blocks on Independence Ave, towards the Washington Monument.
Museum Cross to the far side of 15th St and turn left.
Museum Walk until you hit the Tidal Basin, then take the path to your left, past the Jefferson Memorial to the MLK Memorial.

From Arlington Cemetery Metro Station
Approximately 1.2 mile, 25 walk
Museum Upon exiting, walk northeast 7 blocks away from the cemetery towards DC, continuing around the traffic circle and across the Arlington Memorial Bridge. At end of the bridge take the ramp to the right to 23rd St SW, then turn right on 23rd St SW and walk to Independence Ave SW.

From Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station
Approximately 1.3 mile, 25 min walk
Museum Upon exiting, turn right on 23rd St and walk south 7 blocks to the Lincoln Memorial. Walk 3 blocks around the rear of the Lincoln Memorial.
Museum Continue on Daniel French Dr SW.
Museum Turn left on Independence Ave SW.

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