We recommend parking in the Cathedral’s underground parking garage. There is very limited parking on the Cathedral grounds, which require a hang tag. However, there is some parking in the surrounding neighborhood. However, after 3:30 pm (Monday through Friday) parking is available on South Road. On Saturdays & Sunday - Open parking on South Road all day.
Note: During Flower Mart (May 2nd-4th) there will be no street parking on the Close at any time. Parking in the garage and/or neighborhood remain an option.
Entrance: Enter via Wisconsin Avenue, at the traffic signal just south of Woodley Road.
Garage Hours: 6 am to 11 pm.
From downtown Washington
Take Massachusetts Avenue north to Wisconsin Avenue. Turn right onto Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is on your immediate right.
From Maryland and the north
Take I-95 to I-495 west, the Capital Beltway. Exit south on Wisconsin Avenue. The Cathedral is approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.
From Virginia and the south
Take I-495 over the American Legion Bridge into Maryland and take the Wisconsin Avenue/Bethesda exit. The Cathedral is approximately 6 1/2 miles on your left.
From Virginia and the south (alternative)
Take the Memorial Bridge to the Lincoln Memorial, bearing right onto Rock Creek Parkway. (Note: Rock Creek Parkway is one way south bound during morning rush hour; buses cannot exit on Massachusetts Avenue.) Follow Rock Creek Parkway to Massachusetts Avenue, turning left onto Massachusetts Avenue. Then follow directions “From downtown” as above.
Take the Metro Red Line to the Tenleytown/AU station. Exit on the west side of Wisconsin Avenue. Take any 30 series bus (31, 32, 36, or 37) going south on Wisconsin Avenue. Ride approximately 1 1/2 miles south on Wisconsin Avenue to the Cathedral. (This is a downhill walk, if you prefer to walk.)
From Dupont Circle
Take the N2, N3, N4, or N6 bus until you reach the corner of Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues. Walk north on Wisconsin 1/2 block to the Cathedral.
From Woodley Park
Take a 96, 97, or X3 bus toward McLean Gardens. Get off the bus at the corner of Woodley and Wisconsin Avenues. The Cathedral is on the east side of Wisconsin Avenue.
For more information on Metro, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority website at www.wmata.com