For our out of town guests that are flying in, here are the nearby airports:
Ronald Reagan National (DCA) – closest and only airport with a Metro Station*
Washington Dulles (IAD)
Baltimore-Washington (BWI) *See Metro Below
The use of personal or private vehicles for travel to the AWAKEN THE DAWN event site is discouraged. Due to the anticipated number of persons attending Awaken The Dawn, vehicle parking will be difficult and costly within the District of Columbia.
Based on anticipated attendance for Awaken The Dawn and other concurrent events in D.C. on October 6-9, there may be street closures throughout various times during the weekend. It is possible that no drop-offs or pick-ups will be allowed at the National Mall.
For your safety and convenience, we highly recommend you consider the following options:
• stay at a hotel nearby and walk
• take a taxi, uber, or lyft
• park at a nearby parking garage
• be dropped off a block or two away from the mall
• or take the Metro.
With multiple stations nearby, the metro is one of the best ways to access the national mall. You can also take the Metro from one of the several stations outside of the District of Columbia (DC) to the mall. There are several metro stations that have parking garages.
You can park and take the metro to the following stations/stops:
• Federal Triangle
• Archives-Navy Memorial – Penn Quarter
• Judiciary Square Metro
• Federal Center SW Metro
• L’Enfant Plaza.
We will be updating our map on the website between now and the event on the general layout of the tents. The updated maps can be used as a reference as to which stations to utilize to better facilitate your trips to particular tents and sessions around the weekend.