Alexandria Motorcoach Resources

Alexandria 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 Loading & Unloading

Motorcoaches should load and unload at designated locations only. Permits are not required to load or unload. 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.

There are six primary loading and unloading areas in Old Town Alexandria:

Motorcoach Parking

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:

Short-Term Parking

  • Reserved short-term parking with a free permit is available:
    Waterfront/Robinson Terminal: 500 block of North Union Street. Five spaces between Oronoco and Pendleton streets, east side, northbound; Four-hour parking on a first-come, first-served basis. Register

    North Old Town: 900 block of North St. Aspah Street. Three spaces, west side, southbound: Four-hour parking.  Register 

  • Unreserved Parking, free (first-come, first-served) parking spaces are available within 3 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 $15 is available:
    George Washington Masonic Memorial:  101 Callahan Drive, 25 spaces. Register
     

Long-Term/Overnight Parking

  • Reserved long-term/overnight parking for a fee of between $15 and $40 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.

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 planning to travel on the George Washington Memorial Parkway must be aware of numerous low clearance bridges on the parkway. You can view more information by visiting the National Park Service website at nps.gov/gwmp or you may call the permit Park Ranger at 703-289-2516 for general inquiries or questions. 

For additional assistance, email MFallon@VisitAlexVA.com. Administrative office hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Additionally, a 24 hour information hotline from the City of Alexandria can be reached by calling 703-746-4020. 

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