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National Mall Luggage Storage Guide 2022

Posted July 1, 2022

Are you wondering, "Where can I store my luggage near National Mall?" Perhaps you just arrived in Washington D.C. and need a place to store your bags near National Mall before you check into your hotel or AirBnB -- or maybe you just checked out and don't want to drag your bags around with you for the rest of the day.

Perhaps, you're planning on shopping at Eden Center, Towne Centre at Laurel, or Rio Entertainment Center and need a place to store your bags. Or, you're planning on sightseeing in the National Mall area at National Mall or Tidal Basin and don't want to be burdened by your baggage.

Don't worry, there are plenty of options for luggage storage near National Mall!

Luggage storage nearby National Mall with Bounce

Bounce is one of the largest luggage storage networks in Washington D.C. with multiple locations near National Mall.

Featured in The Boston Globe, Techcrunch and Forbes, Bounce is present in more than 100 cities. We partner with local hotels and shops to open up space for you to drop off your bags in essentially any major neighborhood.

Our team vets each location and provides all the security measures including insurance, security seals, and well-trained staff.

Bounce is the #1-rated bag storage network with thousands of 5-star reviews. Many of our shops are open for luggage storage 24/7 but this varies by location… we strategically open new spots so you can find the closest location to temporarily store your bags. Our prices in the National Mall area start at just $5.90 per 24h/bag.

Book through our website or mobile app (required) so that we can cover you with insurance, space availability, and our 24/7 customer support. We love to travel as much as you so we make it as easy as possible! There are no size limits for suitcases or backpacks stored with Bounce. For less than a cup of coffee per bag, you can enjoy your entire day without dragging your bags with you!

Here are some ideas for making the most of your time in the National Mall area now that you are free from your baggage. Some notable places to relax before a flight are Shotted Specialty Coffee, Mom & Pop, and Paris Baguette. You can also go for a hike around Great Falls Park, Sligo Creek Stream Valley Trail, and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park. And if you’re looking for a night on the town, check out Old Ebbitt Grill, The Hamilton, and Babylon Futbol Cafe.

Why is Bounce the best luggage storage provider in the National Mall area?

Multiple locations near National Mall

$10,000 Bounce Guarantee on each booking to protect your belongings

Vetted store locations to ensure trust and safety

2 minute booking process online or via mobile app, then just walk in and check your bags in

Thousands of 5 star reviews, hundreds of thousands of bags stored



How do I store luggage near National Mall with Bounce?

You can find the closest luggage storage location to National Mall really easily. Simply select a location here. Find the shop that meets your preferences in terms of location & hours. Once you’ve chosen a location, you can book in under 2 minutes.

Space does fill up so booking before you go there is required, but you can show up right away. With your booking confirmation in hand, we’ll give you the exact details and directions to the shop. Once there, all you have to do is show your booking confirmation and we’ll tag and check in your bags.

You’re now free to enjoy National Mall and Washington D.C. without your things!

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About National Mall 

Many consider Washington DC to be the heart of America – and the National Mall to be the heart of DC. A French-born American Engineer named Pierre Charles L’Enfant first conceived the National Mall back in 1791. Pierre L’Enfant (referred to as Peter L’Enfant in the U.S.) aspired to build a 1 mile long, 400 foot wide gathering place in between a statue of George Washington and the area where the Capitol Building would be built. Numerous other engineers and architects rallied to L’Enfant’s cause, including Matthew Carey, the first person to use the term “National Mall.”

After centuries of renovations and expansions, the National Mall has finally become everything that L’Enfant hoped it would be, and so much more. It was here, adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial, that Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his legendary “I Have A Dream” speech on August 28th, 1963. Whenever a President is inaugurated, that ceremony is held within the National Mall’s boundaries. The moment you step into the National Mall, you’ll be almost overwhelmed by its history and significance to American culture. The National Mall doesn’t represent America as it is, but what it could be – a place of reverence, understanding, progress, and community.

Things to Do in National Mall 

We truly can’t overstate how distinct and important the National Mall is. Most cities have their fair share of historical landmarks and culturally cherished venues. However, that’s what makes the National Mall different. Every building, every statue, every bench, every inch of the National Mall is either a landmark in and of itself, or is a part of a landmark. Visitors from all around the world, and from other parts of the U. S., visit the Mall to see and to feel monuments like the Vietnam Memorials and the Lockkeeper’s House. If you don’t visit any of the other landmarks at the National Mall, Bounce highly encourages you to at least visit these:

  • Visit the Washington Monument, an homage to the 1st President of the U.S. 

  • Stop by the Jefferson Memorial, an ode to America’s 3rd President 

  • Travel to the Lincoln Memorial, a landmark honoring America’s 16th President

  • Admire the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, a tribute to the 18th President of the U.S.

  • Make your way to the James A. Garfield Monument, a gift to America’s 20th President 

  • Seek out the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, built to commemorate America’s 32nd President

  • Watch amazing live performances at the Sylvan Theater

  • Look out of the Lockkeeper’s House, the oldest monument in the National Mall

  • Become one with nature at the United States Botanic Garden

  • Start your tour of the Smithsonian Institute at the “Smithsonian Castle” 

Transit Options in National Mall

  • The Metro Rail Train System

  • Capital Bikeshare

  • The DC Circulator Bus System

Luggage Storage Near National Mall

Hopefully, we’ve managed to convey how massive the National Mall is. Admittedly, it’s somewhat difficult to fully convey the scope and scale of a place like the Mall with words alone. However, we can appreciate just how large and how busy the Mall is. Moreover, many of the museums and shops located at the Mall prohibit visitors from bringing excessive amounts of luggage with them. It’s far too easy for an overburdened patron to lose their things, especially on particularly crowded days. That’s where Bounce comes in; our luggage storage services can help you lighten your load while you’re in DC. 

Luggage Storage Options Near National Mall 

  • National Museum of African Art: This tribute to African art was built in 1987, and is located on 950 Independence Ave SW. It’s just South of the Smithsonian Castle, and is open to visitors from 10 am to 5:30 pm every day of the week. Space is limited here, so it’s best to store your things with Bounce before you visit.

  • National Air and Space Museum: Just as the name implies, NASM aims to educate visitors about space, aviation, and the countless women and men who’ve worked with NASA. NASM is right in the middle of the National Mall, on 600 Independence Ave SW. NASM prohibits excessive amounts of luggage, so it’s best to use Bounce before you visit.

  • Andrew Jackson Downing Urn: Store your luggage with Bounce, then visit this amazing outdoor exhibit. You can find this tribute to one of the Mall’s designers on National Mall, 1000 Jefferson Dr SW.

  • Mary Livingston Ripley Garden: This beautiful garden commemorates this late photographer and scientist. The garden houses many rare, delicate plants, so it’d be best to use Bounce before you visit.

  • Vietnam Memorials: There are about three main Vietnam Memorials – the Three Soldiers statue, Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. All of them are located near 5 Henry Bacon Dr NW. In America, It’s considered taboo to bring too much luggage to graveyards and memorials. We highly encourage you to use Bounce before you visit any of these sites. 

  • Peace Monument: The late Artist Frank Simmons designed this statue way back in 1877. Since then, it’s found a place right in the middle of Washington DC’s peace circle. Use Bounce before you head to Peace Circle because traffic can really pile up on certain days. 

  • Capitol Reflecting Pool: Even if you’ve never been to Washington DC or America for that matter, you've probably seen the Capitol Reflecting Pool. Naturally, you can find this landmark on Capitol Reflecting Pool 20016 Washington. Leave your luggage, especially your electronics, with Bounce before you visit.

  • United States Capitol Building: The seat of the United States Congress lies on First St SE, Washington. Visitors are occasionally allowed to tour this legislative building, but excessive amounts of luggage are absolutely barred. Use Bounce, then sign up for a tour. 

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Frequently asked questions

  • How much does it cost to store luggage near National Mall?

    The price for luggage storage near National Mall is just $5.90/bag for the entire day.

  • Where can I store luggage near National Mall?

    There are multiple locations in the National Mall area which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), New Carrollton Amtrak Station, and Shady Grove Metro Station and all over Washington D.C..

  • Is it safe to store your bags near National Mall?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage near National Mall.

  • Are there storage lockers near National Mall?

    Yes, there are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in the National Mall area. Bounce has multiple luggage storage locations nearby National Mall and in the broader Washington D.C. area where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 safekeeping guarantee.

  • What public transportation exists near National Mall?

    Popular metro stations like Metro Center Metro Station, Pentagon Metro Station, or McPherson Square Metro Station can be used for nearby transit. When traveling within Washington D.C. near National Mall, you may be close to some bus stations: Park Bethesda Shuttle Stop, WMATA Bus Stop, or Pentagon Bus Stop L9. If traveling by train, Anacostia Metro Station, VRE Station L'Enfant, and Foggy Bottom-GWU Metro Station are nearest to National Mall.

  • Where are the best hotel accommodations near National Mall?

    The top-ranked middle to high-range hotels near National Mall are CityCenterDC, Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, and JW Marriott Washington, DC. When traveling on a budget, the best hostels near National Mall are GlowHouse, U Street Hostel, and Duo Nomad.

  • Where are the best restaurants near National Mall?

    The most popular restaurants to visit when near National Mall are McDonald's, Chick-Fil-A, and Amazing Muncheez.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions near National Mall?

    Check out the nearby West Potomac Park, Georgetown Waterfront Park, and Rock Creek Park.

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