National Harbor is following all CDC guidelines as well as Prince George’s County mandates.
Last updated August 6, 2021

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For your Safety:

It is not required to wear a mask outdoors. However, if you aren't vaccinated, we hope you will.

Yes, the Harbor Trail in the Waterfront District is open! We also have two Capital Bike Share stations, stairs to climb, and lots of other ways to stretch your legs. Additionally, The iconic Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail crosses the Potomac River and stretches to Alexandria and Mt. Vernon. The trailhead is located in the Tanger Outlets parking lot and open to the community. Just follow signs for the TangerMiles trailhead when you enter the lot and have fun on your workout! Our summer fitness classes are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Visit for details.

Consistent with CDC recommendations, we are intensifying our usual, thorough cleaning procedures around floors, doors, and other public areas using sanitizing and disinfectant formulas recommended by the CDC, with cleaning/sanitizing taking place throughout the day. For a more detail list, visit our website at


Waterfront District at National Harbor's common areas close nightly at 10pm. Several of our restaurants are open later.

Transportation and Parking:

The National Harbor garages allow for a 15 minute grace period for you to run in and pick up your food from a restaurant.

Those parking tickets are now expired. However, the Capital Wheel has several promotions that you might be interested in. Visit to learn more.

Yes, the stations by the Carousel and next to Residence Inn are open.

The circulator is running again daily.


Masks are required for everyone indoors.

Masks are not required for outside. However, if you aren't vaccinated, we hope you'll consider masking up.

Yes, Prince George's County law requires a mask to be worn while inside a restaurant or store.


Restaurants in the Waterfront District are opened to full capacity. Carry out and delivery are also options.

National Harbor garages have a 15 minute grace period for you to pick up your food.

Yes, you may eat on the benches. There are picnic tables around the Waterfront District.


All of National Harbor's hotels are open and ready to welcome you. Visit for a list of hotels. Call the hotels for special healthcare workers and first responders offers.

Capital Wheel, Events, and Entertainment:

The Capital Wheel is open daily from 10am - 10pm

The summer 2020 promotion has expired.

Yes, it s now open!

Yes, it is now open!

The Carousel is open! Visit for the hours.

Yes, please do, but for everyone’s safety, please keep your 6 feet of social distance from the statues.

Please visit for a current list of upcoming events.

The Capital Wheel and Carousel are implementing Best Practices for Employee and Guest Safety that are outlined here:
- Physical distancing
- Employee use of protective gear
- Increased sanitation frequency
- Capacity limits
Examples Include:
• Dedicated Clean Team visible and active during all hours of operations
• UV light sweeps of gondolas after each use
• Handless sanitizer stations & portable sink installed
• Sanitizer wipe stations for guest access
• Hourly (minimally) sanitization of hard surfaces
• Pre-shift health screen including no touch temperature check
• Masks for team members
• Employee temperature screening


Yes! Face coverings are required for all indoor public locations for those vaccinated and not.

Tanger Outlets is now open!

Other Questions about National Harbor:

At this time, the Esplanade is offering self guided tours and virtual tours, but new residents are allowed to move in. Book your virtual tour here.

The Water Taxi is open for the season!

Yes and fuel is available! Please call (301) 749-1582 in advanced.

Yes, they are. We do ask that you limit the number of people in the restrooms to maintain 6 feet apart.