have had a dream last night…
it was the morning of August 22 and I couldn’t wait to see the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial open at last! I grabbed my coffee and almost made it out the door, when I realized that I didn’t know how to get there, where to go or what to bring! Fortunately, it was just a nightmare, and I still have a week before opening day. But to make sure this doesn’t happen to you, I’ve listed all of the last minute reminders you need to know about the Dedication Ceremony here:
-Since the subway system will be busy on the 22, the best Metro stop to get to the Dedication Ceremony coming from Cherry Hill Park will be L’Enfant Plaza. It is located on the Green Line. If you prefer to drive, RFK Stadium will have available parking spaces and a shuttle that will take you to the Dedication.
-You are not allowed to bring large bags or backpacks into the dedication. Only pre-packaged food is allowed and beverages must come in plastic bottles. Food will be available to buy with cash only.
– Areas with wheelchair access are available but no wheelchairs will be provided.
– Bring sunscreen and hats! It is still hot and sunny in DC late August, and sunburn is not fun. Just in case of rain, a poncho or an umbrella might be a good idea as well. Look at the weather ahead of time to prepare.
– If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, do so now. There will be areas available where you don’t need a ticket, but it will most likely enhance your experience with a better view.