July 21, 2024

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Here’s where to go if it rains during fireworks on the Mall

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The National Park Service has released a list of safe havens in the event of storms.

WASHINGTON — Picture this: You’ve found the perfect spot on the National Mall, your picnic blanket is laid out and you’re ready for a spectacular fireworks show. But then, dark clouds roll in faster than you can say “weather app,” and the heavens open up. Fear not, for we have the ultimate guide to staying dry and having fun when Mother Nature decides to crash the party.

In the event of storms, NPS says the following locations are designated as safe havens:

  • Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium – 1301 Constitution Avenue NW
  • Department of Education Headquarters Building – 400 Maryland Avenue SW
  • Department of the Interior Headquarters Building – 1849 C Street NW
  • General Services Administration Headquarters Building – 1800 F Street NW
  • Herbert C. Hoover Federal Building (Department of Commerce) – 1401 Constitution Avenue NW
  • Internal Revenue Service Headquarters Building – 1111 Constitution Avenue NW
  • Jamie L. Whitten Federal Building (Department of Agriculture) – 1400 Jefferson Drive SW
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture – 1400 Madison Drive NW
  • National Museum of American History – 1300 block Madison Drive NW
  • Ronald Reagan Building – 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
  • Wilbur J. Cohen Federal Building – 330 Independence Avenue SW

Here are the access points for viewing fireworks:

  • Constitution Avenue at Henry Bacon Drive NW
  • 17th Street NW at Constitution Ave NW
  • 15th Street NW at Madison Drive NW
  • 14th Street SW at Jefferson Drive SW
  • George Mason Memorial

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2024-07-04 18:20:19

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