Alexandria, Virginia welcomes motorcoaches with free parking options and user-friendly resources. Designated loading and unloading areas and short-term and long-term parking options are available with convenient online resources, maps and suggestions to make visiting Alexandria easy.
Motorcoach parking in historic Old Town Alexandria requires a free parking permit that can be obtained through online registration. Request Your Motorcoach Parking Permit and see how simple it can be. Additional free, unreserved parking locations are available within three miles of Old Town. Paid short-term and long-term parking are also available. Please review our approved motorcoach areas below.
Active loading and unloading for motorcoaches is allowed only in designated areas throughout the historic district. For your convenience, we have provided a list of approved locations closest to nearby attractions. Please be aware that the Alexandria Police Department will strictly enforce any violations.
The Waterfront and Torpedo Factory Art Center: Unit block of King Street (one space), north side, westbound, behind King Street Trolley. Do not load/unload on Union or Cameron Streets.
The Strand: 100 block. No sidewalk. Do not block the Old Dominion Boat Club Parking Entrance. 200 block. No sidewalk.
Market Square, Historic District Restaurants, Visitors Center, or Walking Tours: 300 block of King Street (five spaces), north side, westbound between Fairfax and Royal Streets.
Gadsby's Tavern Museum and Gadsby's Tavern Restaurant: 100 block of North Royal Street (one space), west side, southbound between Cameron & King Streets, directly in front of Gadsby's Tavern Museum & Restaurant.
Christ Church, Shopping & Dining or King Street Trolley:100 block of N. Washington Street (five spaces), between Cameron & King Streets, west side, southbound EXCEPT 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
100 block of S. Washington Street (one space), between Prince and King Streets, east side, northbound EXCEPT for 7-9 a.m. Monday through Friday. Do not block the DASH/MetroBus stop.
The Lyceum: 200 block of S. Washington Street (one space), west side, southbound EXCEPT 4-6 p.m. Monday thru Friday
Motorcoach parking is permitted in designated locations only. Due to the sensitivity of our historic architecture, idling is not permitted when parked. Engines must be turned off.
Parking is permitted at the following locations:
Reserved short-term parking with a free permit is available:
Waterfront/Robinson Terminal: 500 block of N. Union Street. Four spaces between Oronoco and Pendleton Streets, east side, northbound; Three-hour parking on a first-come, first-served basis. < Register >
North Old Town: 900 block of N. St. Aspah Street. Three spaces, west side, southbound: Three-hour parking on a first-come, first-served basis. < Register >
Unreserved Parking, free (first-come, first-served) parking spaces are available within three miles of historic Old Town:
Swann Avenue: 400 Block Swann Avenue. Up to seven spaces, south side.
Spaces are available March through June ONLY from 4-11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Reserved short-term parking for a flat fee of $10 is available:
George Washington Masonic Memorial: 101 Callahan Drive, 25 spaces.
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Reserved long-term/overnight parking for a fee of $35 per 24-hour period is available:
George Washington Masonic Memorial: 101 Callahan Drive,25 spaces. Permits must be obtained in advance from the City of Alexandria. < Register >
For additional assistance, call or email Renee Cardone at (703) 746-3313 or (800) 388-9119. Administrative office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday to Friday. You may also submit our < online application >.
Thank you for visiting Alexandria. We appreciate your business and wish you a pleasant stay. Please obey our rules and regulations, as violations will be strictly enforced.
Idling longer than 15 minutes is subject to a $50 fine. Motorcoaches parked in designated spots must turn off their engines.
Double parking, stopping so as to obstruct traffic and stopping to load or unload passengers in the traveled portion of any street are prohibited and subject to a $200 fine.
Tour and sight-seeing motorcoaches may not use locations other than designated parking spaces and are subject to a $100 fine.
Motorcoaches traveling on the George Washington Parkway are required to obtain a permit. There is no charge for a permit and they may be issued for a one-time usage or on an annual basis. Please contact the National Park Service at (703) 289-2516.
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