July 4th Celebration Information
- National Park Service: http://www.nps.gov/foju/thingstoknowbeforeyoucome.htm
DC Dept of Transportation: Road Closures for July 4th Celebration: http://ddot.dc.gov/DC/DDOT/About+DDOT/News+Room/Traffic+Advisories/Independence+Day+Weekend+Travel+Advisory
Register for Alert DC (text & email alerts) : https://textalert.ema.dc.gov/index.php?CCheck=1
Fireworks in the District: http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/frames.asp?doc=/mpdc/lib/mpdc/info/safety_pdf/fireworks_safety.pdf OR http://mpdc.dc.gov/mpdc/cwp/view,a,1237,q,547662,mpdcnav_gid,1550,mpdcnav,%7C.asp
Take the Metro: If at all possible, use public transportation and avoid driving into the District.
Since the Smithsonian Metro Station is located within the National Mall, it closes for the day on July 4th. Alternate stations within walking distance of the National Mall are:
Ø L'Enfant Plaza - yellow, green, orange and blue lines: exit toward 7th Street, SW & Maryland Avenue
Ø Federal Center SW - orange and blue lines
Ø Union Station - red line
Ø Judiciary Square - red line
Ø Archives / Navy Memorial - green and yellow lines
Ø Federal Triangle - orange and blue lines
Ø Metro Center - orange, blue and red lines: exit toward 12th Street
Ø Foggy Bottom / GWU - orange and blue lines
Ø McPherson Square - orange and blue lines
Ø Gallery Place - green, yellow and red lines
For more Metro information, visit the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Website. http://www.wmata.com
Security Check Points: Entrance to the National Mall and the U.S. Capitol grounds will be only allowed via security check points. All coolers, backpacks, packages and individuals will be subject to inspection. Check points are usually located along Constitution Avenue, Independence Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue, Madison Drive, East Basin Drive and other key entry areas. Individuals and items carried by them are subject to inspection. Prohibited items and activities include (but are not limited to):
Ø Alcoholic beverages
Ø Personal grills barbeques and other open flames
Ø Firearms and other weapons
Ø Feeding squirrels, birds, or other animals
Ø Picking flowers or plants
Ø Climbing on trees
Ø Glass bottles
Ø Erecting canopies or tents
Ø Active recreational activities, such as badminton, Frisbee, volleyball, etc.
Ø Wading in the Reflecting Pool
Assistant Chief Patrick A. Burke
DC Metropolitan Police Department
Homeland Security Bureau
Washington, DC 20001
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