Open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Plan Your Visit
There’s a lot to see at the all-new DEA Museum—find what you need to enjoy your visit. Jot down directions or browse upcoming events and programs to prepare for a fun, memorable experience.
The DEA Educational Foundation Gift Shop is now open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. With apparel, toys, commemorative pins, and more, there’s something for everyone.
The DEA Museum is located at 700 Army Navy Drive in Arlington, Virginia, directly across the street from Pentagon City Mall and at the corner of Army Navy Drive and Hayes Street. The Museum is surrounded by restaurants and shops that add local flavor and entertainment to your visit.
The Museum is also easily accessible from the Pentagon City Metro Station, one block south of the Museum on Hayes Street. Street parking in the area is limited, but paid parking is available at the Pentagon City Parking Garage.
From Washington, DC – Take I-395 South across the 14th Street bridge to exit 9B for Route 1 South, Pentagon City. Take Route 1 South one exit to the exit for 15th Street. Turn right on 15th Street and follow three blocks to Hayes Street. Turn right on Hayes Street and follow for two blocks. The DEA Museum is on the right.
From Virginia – From I-495, take I-395 North to Exit 8C for Route 1 South, Pentagon City. Follow off-ramp to intersection of Hayes Street and Army Navy Drive. The DEA Museum is located at the corner of Army Navy Drive and Hayes Street on the left.
From Northern and Western Maryland – Take I-495 South across the American Legion Bridge. Exit to the George Washington Parkway South. Follow the GW Parkway to the I-395, Richmond exit. Immediately move to the far-left lane for Exit 9B for Route 1 South, Pentagon City. Take Route 1 South one exit to the exit for 15th Street, turn right on 15th Street, and follow for three blocks to Hayes Street. Turn right on Hayes Street and follow for two blocks. The DEA Museum is on the right.
From Eastern and Southern Maryland – Take I-495 across the Wilson Bridge to Exit 1 for Route 1 North. Take Route 1 North through Old Town Alexandria and Crystal City to exit for 15th Street and Pentagon City. Turn left onto 15th Street and follow for three blocks to Hayes Street. Turn right on Hayes Street and follow for two blocks. The DEA Museum is on the right.
Buses and Vans – Buses and large vans may drop off at the curb in front of the DEA Museum entrance on Hayes Street prior to parking. Parking for buses is available across the street in front of the Fashion Center at Pentagon City Mall. Vans may use the Pentagon City Mall parking garage with entrances on Army Navy Drive and 15th Street.
The DEA Museum offers engaging tours, activities, and programs for school and community groups. Registered merit badge counselors are also on staff to help Scouts explore fingerprinting, crime prevention, and other fun topics. Complete this form to reserve a memorable Museum experience for your group today!
Become a Junior Special Agent
Explore the Museum and earn a Junior Special Agent badge by completing word searches, letter scrambles, and other challenges to think like DEA agents. Learn more about this program for children 12 years and younger.
Events and Programs
Artifact talks, film screenings, and interviews with special guests are only some of the captivating programs and events hosted by the Museum. Subscribe to the e-newsletter, browse the highlights below, or click here to learn more about all the Museum's events. Recordings of past programs, lectures, and other videos can also be viewed here.
Illegal Drugs and the Environment
An expert panel discussion on DEA’s efforts to stop the environmental impacts of illegal drug production.
American Crisis: Fentanyl and Fake Pills
A conversation with DEA’s experts on the fentanyl and fake pills crisis. The program includes a brief history of pills featuring Museum artifacts.
The DEA Museum pays tribute to Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, in whose honor and memory Red Ribbon Week was created.