THE UNIFORM FOR GENERAL EXPO ATTENDANCE FOR ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS OF MILITARY IS SERVICE C OR EQUIVALENT, NOT BLUE DRESS D
The 2023 Modern Day Marine Expo will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001. The uniform for general expo attendance is Service C.
Complimentary round trip buses from the Quantico area to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center will be available to all attendees and exhibitors on a first come first served basis. The pickup locations are Little Hall, the Marsh Center, the Davis Center, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Buses will depart daily at 7:00 AM and run continuously every 30 minutes. Buses will start the return trip back to base at 10:00 AM leaving every 30 minutes stopping at Little Hall, Marsh Center, Davis Center, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps. The last bus will depart the Convention Center at 3:30 PM daily. The estimated travel time is 45 minutes.
Unit Transportation Requests
Units can submit a transportation request to Kate Benson firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 May 2023 for contracted buses at no expense to the unit. Buses will arrive at 8:00 AM to a specified location with a departure time of 8:30 AM and depart from the Convention Center at 3:00 PM.
The shuttle will depart the Pentagon at the top of the hour and depart the Convention Center on the bottom of the hour.
The Metrorail system serves 91 stations throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC. If traveling to the Convention Center by metro, take the Orange, Red or Yellow lines to the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro station or ride the Green and Yellow lines to the station at Mt. Vernon Square/7th Street Convention Center.
Visit WMATA.com for more information.
Over 3,000 parking spaces are located within a three-block radius of the Convention Center including surface lots and garages. Exhibitors and attendees are encouraged to use these public parking facilities. Parking regulations are heavily enforced in the Convention Center’s surrounding residential areas. There is no public parking at the Convention Center. Click here for a map of available parking (be sure to click the PARKING button at the bottom of map).
Twelve metered public parking spaces, designated for vehicles displaying disability permits or tags, are located on 9th Street.
- Three spaces on the east side of 9th Street, between Mt. Vernon Place & L Street
- Three spaces on the east side of 9th Street, between L & M Street
- Three spaces on the east side of 9th Street, between M & N Street
- Three metered, public parking spaces on 7th Street, between Mt. Vernon Place and L Street.
Parking signs are posted, indicating a two-hour parking limit, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.