Visitor Parking on the Cathedral Close

Out of respect for our neighbors, all visitors to the Cathedral Close are directed to park on our property. Parking on the surface roads of the Cathedral Close is restricted to permit holders Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Surface parking after 11:00 p.m. is prohibited without prior authorization.

Visitor parking is available in the underground garage located in the 3000 block of Wisconsin Avenue NW, just south of Woodley Road. A mid-block traffic signal is located at the main garage access point.


Hourly Parking
6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. daily
No charge on Sundays for worshippers.
Pay at the conclusion of your visit to avoid overcharge.

Monday through Friday

6 am - 4 pm $6 first hour/$11 second hour/$15 third hour / over 3 hours $22 maximum

4 pm - 11 pm $7 flat rate


6 am - 11 pm $9 flat rate

Special Events

Special events such as concerts, lectures and the annual Flower Mart may require pre-payment in cash upon entrance to the garage. The special event parking fee is $10, cash only payable when you enter the garage.

Payment Options for Hourly Parking

Walk-up payment machines located near the elevators on levels B1 and B2. Pay at the conclusion of your visit to avoid overcharging.

  • Use credit card or small denomination bills. Machines issue change in dollar coins only
  • Machines return validated parking ticket; take it with you!
  • Insert validated parking ticket in exit lane machine at either the Wisconsin Ave or Woodley Rd exit.

Drive-up payment machines located at each exit:

  • Wisconsin Ave exit: pay by credit cards at any time or by cash when attendant is on duty*
  • Woodley Rd exit: credit cards only


$236 per month for 24-hour access

For more information, contact PECF Community Relations: (202) 537-5513 or

*Garage attendant on duty 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and during most major Special Events.

Elevators to surface (Cathedral entrances; sidewalks to other buildings; Wisconsin Ave)

Handicap parking spaces on each level near elevators.

Public restrooms located in bus garage lobby, accessible from car garage level B2.

The Cathedral Close garage is operated by the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation (PECF). Traffic and parking rules on the Cathedral Close roads and in the garage are strictly enforced at all times. Please follow all traffic and parking rules to avoid penalties.

Fees generated by the garage and enforcement activities help defray garage operating expenses for the Washington National Cathedral, Beauvoir School, National Cathedral School and St. Albans School.

Please direct questions or comments to PECF Community Relations: (202) 537-5513 or

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