The Foggy Bottom/George Washington University/Kennedy Center Station (23rd and I) is the closest stop. It is a short walk via New Hampshire Ave. OR you can use the FREE Kennedy Center Shuttle (signs are at the street curb as you exit the Metro escalator). It departs every 15 minutes from 9:45 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:45 a.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays, and 11:45 am – 11 p.m. Sundays, and 4–11 p.m. on Federal holidays.
The signs for the shuttle are at the curb side as you exit the Metro escalator. You can take the Shuttle at the Kennedy Center across from the entrance to the Hall of Nations.
Purchased passes are available via the Account Page. Print your passes to enter the garage.
Parking is available to patrons on a first-come, first-served basis. It is possible for the parking garage to become full on busy performance days. Other off-site parking is available at the Watergate garage and Columbia Plaza at 2400 Virginia Avenue., but on a limited basis. Enter the Watergate garage from New Hampshire Avenue opposite the Saudi Embassy. You may call (202) 416-7988 Monday through Friday between 9 am to 5 p.m. with any questions about the Kennedy Center parking facility.
$23, early for $14
All major credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
Discounted Pre-Paid Parking
Patrons may pre-purchase parking online at a discounted price of $20 (a $3 savings). Parking can be added from your shopping cart whenever purchasing performance tickets, or it can be purchased on its own from the parking calendar. Blackout dates apply.
Free Box Office and Gift Shop Parking
Two hours of free parking is available when visiting our Box Office or spending $10 or more at our Gift Shops (if validated at the Box Office or Gift Shops).
Box Office validation is not available when picking up free tickets.
6 AM – 12 AM (midnight) daily. Hours subject to change on holidays.
Parking may be purchased in advance up until 8 p.m. the day before you intend to park. If Pre-Paid Parking is sold out, you may still purchase parking when you arrive at the Kennedy Center.
Accessible parking spaces are located on all levels by the west side of the motor lobbies nearest the river. The accessible parking is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis for vehicles bearing valid DMV accessible parking placards or license. For information about van accessible parking for vehicles over 6 ft. 6 in. tall, please call (202) 416-7988
For vehicles taller than 6 ft., there are limited spaces available on Levels A, B, and C (max. clearance 7 ft.).
For group reservation availability and additional information regarding planning an event at the Roof Terrace Restaurant, please contact Jennifer Post via e-mail or call 202.416.8022 to make further arrangements.
To book a group and review group menu offerings for the KC Café, contact Jennifer Post via e-mail.
The Kennedy Center offers free daily guided tours given by Friends of the Kennedy Center volunteers. The tour highlights the historic events that led up to the establishment of the national cultural center that is also our nation's living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, and includes an interactive exhibit on his life and presidency.
Visitors also learn about the works of art given to the Center, such as Robert Berks's bust of President Kennedy, Willy Weber's Apollo X, and the stunning REACH buildings by architect Steven Holl.
All tours are accessible to people with disabilities. Wheelchairs and assistive listening devices available upon request.
Kennedy Center Friends tour guides welcome our visitors with disabilities and provide many accommodations. Assistive listening devices are available at the tour desk on the A-level for visitors who have a hearing loss, and all tours are wheelchair-accessible. Additionally, Touch tours, Sign-Interpreted tours, and Meet Your Seat tours are offered upon request.
Touch tours are given by specially-trained Friends tour guides for visitors who are blind or have low vision. Attendees will be able to touch some of the works of art, including several sculptures.
Sign-Interpreted tours are available for visitors who are Deaf. Attendees will see the main theaters and lounges, and will learn about the gifts and the artist who created them such as Robert Berks's bust of President John F. Kennedy, Willy Weber's Apollo X, and the stunning Israeli Lounge.
Please note:Touch tours, Sign-Interpreted tours and Meet Your Seat tours are available upon request with at least two weeks' advance notice. Please contact the Accessibility Office for further information at (202) 416-8727 (voice), or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.