Spirit Directions & Parking Information


Wharf Renovation Rendering

 

Wharf Construction Closures

Beginning June 1st, Water Street SW will be closed between the Gangplank Marina parking lot and 6th Street due to construction at The Wharf. During this time, Spirit's Pier 4 dock location and 6th street will remain accessible. Please allow additional travel time.

The Wharf is getting a fresh new look!

Spirit is excited to be a part of a project that will bring an updated, contemporary look to our home dock at Washington DC’s Southwest Waterfront. We’ll still be cruising while The Wharf is under construction, and you can find updated driving and parking information here as it becomes available.

Visit www.thewharfdc.com to learn more about this exciting renovation.


Directions for cruises departing from Washington, D.C.

Spirit of Washington & Spirit of Mount Vernon dock at Pier 4 at 6th & Water Streets SW, Washington, DC.

Spirit of Washington & Spirit of Mount Vernon
600 Water Street SW
Washington, DC 20024

Parking Information for cruises departing from Washington, D.C.

Limited car and bus paid parking is available just steps away from the dock at the open-air Colonial Parking lot. (cash only)

Cars:

  • Monday - Wednesday $14
  • Thursday - Sunday $17

Buses:

  • Monday - Thursday $28
  • Friday - Sunday $33

 


Directions for cruises departing from National Harbor, MD.

Spirit of Washington docks at National Harbor, Maryland at the Commercial Pier.

Spirit of Washington
165 Waterfront St
National Harbor, MD 20745

Parking Information for cruises departing from National Harbor, MD.

National Harbor is just a short drive from Washington, DC and easily accessible from the area’s major roadways. Take in stunning views of our nation’s capital and Old Town Alexandria.

Enjoy No-Hassle Parking at National Harbor starting at $3.00/hour.

Visit the National Harbor website for more information

 

Additional Washington DC Directions

*Please be aware that construction of The Wharf may block certain streets and entrances.

From Rockville/Gaithersburg Maryland Area:

  • Take 270 South towards 495.
  • Take I-495 toward the Maryland/Virginia border. On the Virginia side, take the exit for the George Washington Memorial Parkway.
  • Follow the Parkway south until you see signs for I-395 North (this is the 14th Street Bridge).
  • Take 395 North to Washington and keep straight.
  • Go across the 14th Street Bridge, staying on 395.
  • At the traffic light, turn left onto Maine Avenue SW.
  • Turn right on 6th Street SW.
  • Spirit Cruises is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets SW, Pier 4.

From BW Parkway:

(Baltimore, Greenbelt, New Carrolton and Landover, Maryland)

  • Take Baltimore-Washington Parkway toward DC.
  • Take 50 West Exit (50 West is also New York Avenue).
  • Turn left on 7th Street NW.
  • Keep straight on 7th Street to the Waterfront (about 2 miles).
  • Turn left onto Maine Avenue SW.
  • Turn right on 6th Street SW.
  • Spirit Cruises is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets SW, Pier 4.

From Virginia:

  • Take 395 North to Washington and keep straight.
  • Go across the 14th Street bridge, staying on 395.
  • Take the Maine Avenue Exit.
  • Turn left onto Maine Avenue SW.
  • Turn right on 6th Street SW.
  • Spirit Cruises is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets SW, Pier 4

From Downtown:

  • Take 7th Street to the Waterfront (about 2 miles).
  • Turn left onto Maine Avenue SW.
  • Turn right on 6th Street SW.
  • Spirit Cruises is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets SW, Pier 4.

From Georgetown:

  • Go down M Street or K Street.
  • M Street will turn into Pennsylvania Avenue. Follow Pennsylvania Avenue to 17th Street.
  • Turn right on 17th Street and then turn left on Constitution Avenue.
  • Turn right on 7th Street and go straight to the Waterfront (about 1 mile).
  • Turn left onto Maine Avenue SW.
  • Turn right on 6th Street SW.
  • Spirit Cruises is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets SW, Pier 4.

From Rt. 66:

  • Take 66 across the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge and onto Constitution Avenue NW.
  • Follow Constitution Avenue to 7th Street NW.
  • Turn right on 7th Street and go straight to the Waterfront (about 1 mile).
  • Turn left onto Maine Avenue SW.
  • Turn right on 6th Street SW.
  • Spirit Cruises is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets SW, Pier 4.

From Waterfront Metro Station:

Waterfront Green Line Metro is within easy walking distance - just three blocks from the pier.

  • Exit the Waterfront SEU Station (Green Line). 
  • Turn right on M Street, which turns into Maine Avenue.
  • Turn left onto 6th Street SW.
  • Spirit Cruises is located at the end at 6th & Water Streets SW, Pier 4.
  • Click here for Metro maps and directions>>

 

Additional National Harbor Directions

From Ronald Reagan National Airport:

  • Follow signs to George Washington Parkway South (to Alexandria).
  • Take GW Pkwy South toward Alexandria.
  • Veer Right at the sign to Slaters Lane. Take a Right at the traffic light onto Slaters Lane.
  • Follow signs to US Route 1 South and merge onto US Route 1 South (N. Henry Street). Proceed on Henry Street through Old Town Alexandria.
  • Follows signs to I-95 N (Maryland).
  • Veer right at signs toward I-95.
  • Veer left toward I-95 (Baltimore/Maryland signs) and merge onto I-95 N / I-495 E (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop).
  • Cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
  • Take Exit 2A.
  • Turn right at Waterfront Street.

From Washington Dulles International Airport:

  • Follow Airport Exit signs.
  • Take VA-267 East and follow signs to I-495 South toward Richmond.
  • Take I-495 S (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop) toward Richmond.
  • Continue on Capital Beltway, but merge with I-495 E / I-95 N toward Baltimore.
  • Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
  • Take Exit 2A.
  • Turn right at Waterfront Street.

From Washington, DC:

  • Take I-295 South for approximately 5.5 miles.
  • Take Exit 1B.
  • Turn right at Waterfront Street.

From Maryland:

  • Merge onto I-495 S / I-95 S (Capital Beltway – Inner Loop) toward Richmond.
  • Take Exit 2A.
  • Turn right at Waterfront Street.

From Virginia:

  • Merge onto I-495 E / I-95 N (Capital Beltway – Outer Loop) toward Baltimore.
  • Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.
  • Take Exit 2A.
  • Turn right at Waterfront Street.

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