NOTICE:

The Memorial will be closed to visitors January 16-20, 2021.
We will reopen January 21, 2021 at 0900 EST.

Plan Your Visit

COVID-19 Precautions:

The Memorial complies with Virginia state law and requires all visitors to wear a face mask and practice social distancing for entrance into the Memorial. In an abundance of caution, we are offering timed ticketing to enforce social distancing.

Reserve free tickets on Eventbrite.

Welcome To The Memorial

Memorial Location

At the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery at Memorial Ave. & Schley Dr.Arlington, VA 

Hours of Operation

  • Open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
  • Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.  
  • Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving and Christmas 
  • We occasionally close for private events. Reserve your free tickets in advance on Eventbrite to ensure availability.
Security Screening

Visitors of the Military Women’s Memorial must go through Arlington National Cemetery security screening. Security screening provisions are as follows:

  • All visitors 16 years and older (pedestrians, drivers and passengers) must present a valid photo identification.   
  • Visitors 18 years of age and older must present a valid U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification for entry. 
  • Visitors 16 & 17 years old who do not have a U.S. state or federal government-issued photo identification may present an official school-issued photo identification for entry. 
  • Persons who are not U.S. citizens must present a valid passport or U.S. State Department-issued photo identification for entry. 
Food & Drink

Food and drink are not allowed in Arlington National Cemetery. Due to this rule, we are not permitted to sell food and drinks at the Memorial. However, bottled water is available, or you are welcome to bring bottled water. Food and drinks are not permitted in the Memorial galleries, unless part of a private event.

Gift Shop

To help remember your visit, the Memorial offers a unique collection of memorabilia related to women’s serviceVisitors can also purchase items online.

Group Visits

We welcome groups to the Memorial and are happy to arrange a tour when possible. To arrange a docent-led tour of the Memorial for your group, email memorial@womensmemorial.org or call 703-892-2606 at least two weeks in advance. Tours include the Exhibit Gallery, Register Room, Hall of Honor and the Upper Terrace. 

Call or email in advance to request special permission to unload buses and vans at the Memorial. 

Accessibility

The Military Women’s Memorial is committed to providing inclusive experiences, and we welcome all visitors. If you would like to discuss specific needs or accommodations, please email AccessUs@womensmemorial.org or call the AccessUs hotline at 703-963-8188.  

  • A limited number of complimentary wheelchairs are available from the Coat Check on a first-come, first-served basis.  
  • The Theater has accessible seating available. Ask a team member for assistance.  
  • Elevators are available and reach every level of the Memorial.  
  • Tours with an ASL interpreter are available with two-weeks advance notice. Email AccessUs@womensmemorial.org for details.   
How To Get Here

Public Transportation

The Memorial is accessible by Metrorail Blue Line, Arlington National Cemetery Station.

Parking

Paid parking is available at the Arlington National Cemetery Visitor Center parking facility located on Memorial Avenue. 

Limited accessible parking is available on Memorial Avenue in front of the Memorial. While such parking is not guaranteed, requests may be made by emailing memorial@womensmemorial.org at least 24 hours in advance of your visit. You will need to provide the name of the driver and approximate time of arrival as well as the make, model and color of the vehicle. If approved, inform the guards upon arrival that you are on the Women’s Memorial access listing. They will direct you accordingly. Each passenger in the vehicle 16 years and older will be required to show a valid picture identification. Please review Security Screening provisions above for specifics.

Directions from the South

  • Drive north on I-95. Near the Capital Beltway, I-95 will merge with I-495 & I-395 
  • Take I-395 North toward Washington, D.C. 
  • Take Exit 8-B (Arlington National Cemetery exit) to Route 27  
  • Stay in the left lane until reaching the traffic circle on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge  
  • Bear right in the left-hand lane around the traffic circle to Memorial Avenue. (You will see Arlington House on the hill ahead.) 

*Note: From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., the United States Park Police barricades the section of Memorial Circle that connects with the westbound lanes of Route 27, routing traffic across Memorial Bridge toward D.C. and the Lincoln Memorial. Crossing over Memorial Bridge, stay to the right and loop under and back up and over Memorial Bridge to enter the circle, Memorial Avenue and the entrances to Arlington National Cemetery and the Military Women’s Memorial.

Directions from the North

  • Drive south on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway (MD-295) or south on I-95 until you reach the Capital Beltway (I-495) 
  • Take either I-95 or I-495: 
  • If you follow I-95, stay on the Beltway to I-395 North 
  • Take exit 8-B (Arlington National Cemetery exit) to Route 27  
  • Stay in the left lane until reaching the traffic circle on the Virginia side of the Memorial Bridge  
  • Bear right in the left-hand lane around the traffic circle to Memorial Avenue. (You will see Arlington House on the hill ahead.) 
  • If you follow I-495, stay on the Beltway to the George Washington Parkway. Continue on the GW Parkway and take the Arlington Cemetery-Memorial Bridge exit. Merge left with the traffic exiting from Route 110. At the stop sign, make a left onto Memorial Avenue. 

Note: From 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. weekdays, the United States Park Police barricades the section of Memorial Circle that connects with the west bound lanes of Route 27, toward D.C. and the Lincoln Memorial. Crossing over Memorial Bridge, stay to the right and loop under and back up and over Memorial Bridge to enter the circle, Memorial Avenue and the entrances to Arlington National Cemetery and the Military Women’s Memorial. 

Directions from the West

  • Follow Route 66 East to Exit 72 for Lee Highway. 
  • Follow Lee Highway to Fort Myer Drive 
  • Make a right onto Fort Myer Drive 
  • Immediately after passing over a bridge, make a left onto Route 50 
  • The Iwo Jima Memorial will be on your right. Follow Route 50 and stay in the right lane  
  • Exit onto George Washington Parkway and stay in the right-hand lane  
  • Continue on the GW Parkway and then take the Arlington Cemetery-Memorial Bridge exit 
  • At the stop sign, make a left turn onto Memorial Avenue 

Note: Route 66 East is HOV-2 (two or more people must be in the vehicle) from 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Monday through Friday. If you do not have the required number of people, follow directions noted below for non-HOV-2 automobiles. 

For Non-HOV-2 Vehicles 

  • Follow Route 66 East to I-495 South and exit onto Route 50 toward Arlington 
  • Exit onto George Washington Parkway (will show as ‘Memorial Br/Geo Wash Pkwy’) 
  • Continue the GW Parkway and then take the Arlington Cemetery-Memorial Bridge exit  
  • At the stop sign, make a left onto Memorial Avenue