Plan a Visit



Admission:
The Interior Museum is open Monday to Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm. The Museum and public events are free of charge. Adults are required to show a photo ID to gain admittance to the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.

Location:
U.S. Department of the Interior
Interior Museum
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240

(Located in the 1200W wing of the Building, near the entrance at C Street)

Parking and Transportation:

By Metro
Take the 18th Street exit at the Farragut West Metro Station and walk south towards Constitution Avenue. The entrance to the Stewart Lee Udall Interior Building is 6 blocks south on C Street between 18th and 19th.

Driving Directions

From the North
Take either 95 or 295 south to the Capitol Beltway, Route 495
Take 495 west towards Northern Virginia.
Take exit 30, Georgia Avenue/29 south
Proceed about 2 miles to 16th Street south. 16th Street veers to the right at this large intersection.
Go approximately 10 miles to I Street, turn right. At the 4th light, turn left onto 19th Street. The entrance to the Main Interior Building is 6 blocks south on C Street between 18th and 19th.

From the South
Take 395 North to Washington Boulevard/Memorial Bridge/Pentagon/Arlington Cemetery. Move to left lane.
Cross Memorial Bridge in the center lane.
At the Lincoln Memorial bear left and follow the road to the left on Henry Bacon Avenue until it ends at Constitution Avenue. Make a right on Constitution.
Turn left onto 18th Street. The entrance to the Main Interior Building is 1 block north on C Street between 18th and 19th.

From Northern Virginia
Take I-66 into Washington, staying in center lane to arrive at Constitution Ave.
Turn left onto 18th Street. The entrance to the Main Interior Building is 1 block north on C Street between 18th and 19th.

From Western Maryland
Take 270 South to 495 West toward Northern Virginia.
After crossing American Legion Bridge, take the next exit to the George Washington Parkway.
You will cross the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and end up on Constitution Avenue.
Turn left on 18th Street. The entrance to the Main Interior Building is 1 block north on C Street between 18th and 19th.

Parking:
Metered street parking is available but limited.
Public parking garages are located on New York and Pennsylvania Avenues and 17th and 18th Streets.

Accessibility:
An accessible entrance is located at the E Street entrance of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building.

Security Procedures:
All adults are required to present a photo ID to enter the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. All visitors will be subject to security screenings, including bag and parcel checks.

Places to Eat:
The Bison Bistro, located in the basement of the Interior Building, is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
There are many restaurants located at Pennsylvania Avenue and 18th Street NW.

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