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Nearby Colonial Parking garages are shown on the map. Some offer $6 parking for Smithsonian Associates events on weekday evenings after 5:30 p.m. and all day on Saturday and Sunday. Inquire before parking and be sure to have your event ticket with you. Parking lot hours vary. Starting June 22, 2017 metered parking ($2 per hour) will be in effect for parking spaces around the National Mall.

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Daytime Bus Tours on Weekends

Weekend day bus tours depart from the Holiday Inn Capitol at 550 C Street, SW

Parking is available at the Holiday Inn garage (operated by Colonial Parking) accessed from 6th St. Flat rate of $6 for tour participants, you must have your ticket stub available upon leaving the garage. Please allow sufficient time to enter and park, as your car may be subject to a standard security inspection.

Tentative parking and departure locations for specific tours are provided on the ticket and may be confirmed several days prior to each tour by calling the tour information line, 202-633-8687, and selecting menu item 2.

Weekday and Overnight Bus Tours:

Weekday and Overnight bus tours depart from the DeSales Street entrance of the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. This information and secondary pickup stop locations are included in the special information mailed two weeks prior to each overnight tour.

Parking is available at the Mayflower Hotel Garage (operated by PMI Parking) located at 1725 DeSales St., NW. Parking rates are determined by PMI Parking and are subject to change. Please visit their website for the most up to date rates. Please allow sufficient time to enter, as your car will need to be parked by an attendant.