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Driving Directions to The Wharf 

While we’re close to major thoroughfares, please choose not to drive to The Wharf if at all possible. Join us in our effort to reduce our environmental impact and traffic congestion—and save on parking since we only have a limited amount of spots and rates can be expensive. Instead, take Metro and our free SW Shuttle to enjoy a hassle-free visit at The Wharf.

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Parking Garage

Our underground parking garage on Maine Avenue SW is open around the clock. There are three entrances: Blair Alley, Sutton Square and 7th Street Park. Handicap accessible parking spaces are available in the garage.

Upon entering the garage, scan your ticket with ParkMobile (Zone 326) to make exiting a breeze! ParkMobile will automatically charge your account the appropriate amount, based on the duration of your stay.

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Fish Market
$2 for first hour with purchase and validation

Take your ticket with you and validate it with the staff member in the parking lobby on Market Square (near District Doughnut and Blue Bottle).

WeekdaysFirst 30 Minutes: $5
1 Hour: $10
2 Hours: $18
3 Hours: $24
4 Hours: $29
More Than 4 Hours: $38

Weekends and Special EventsFirst 30 Minutes: $5
1 Hour: $10
2 Hours: $18
3 Hours: $25
4 Hours: $35
More Than 4 Hours: $45

Special Event parking rates take effect at 4pm on dates with shows on The Anthem calendar.

Parking rates reset at 4:00am.
Restaurant validation may affect rates.
Please take ticket with you.

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Additional Parking NearbyIf The Wharf garage is full, an excellent off-site parking location is the L’Enfant Plaza garage at 420 10th Street SW.
 
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Get Directions to L’Enfant Plaza Garage

From the North (Baltimore, MD)From I-495, take I-295 South. Take Exit 1B-C toward I-695/Route 395/Downtown. Take Exit 5, then turn left onto 7th Street to Maine Avenue. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.

From the South (Fredericksburg, VA)Take I-395 North. Take Exit 4 and follow 9th Street to Maine Avenue. Turn left on Maine Avenue to arrive at The Wharf. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.

From the East (Annapolis, MD)Take Rte. 50 West to I-295. Take I-295 South, then take Exit 1B-C toward I-695/Route 395/Downtown. Take Exit 5, then turn left onto 7th Street to Maine Avenue. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.

From the West (Fairfax, VA)Take I-66 East. Take Exit 75 and follow VA-110 South to I-395 North. Take Exit 4 and follow 9th Street to Maine Avenue. Turn left on Maine Avenue to arrive at The Wharf. Find parking in The Wharf’s underground parking garage or metered parking spots along the streets.

Get Your Fill at The Wharf

Fresh seafood is a given at DC’s Southwest Waterfront. But The Wharf offers more, including a wide selection of distinctive choices for food, drinks, and entertainment while you eat. Watch the chefs prepare your meal. Listen to live music. Or just people-watch while you savor the flavors of The Wharf.

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Browse the Shops

Whether you’re looking for something specific or simply like to spend a few hours in our unique collection of stores, chances are you’ll find just what you’re looking for at our shops at The Wharf. And, of course, you can always treat yourself to a delicious dessert—or celebrate your shopping finds with a drink at one of our restaurants.

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