As you know, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus— BARNUM 200, is coming to town.  On March 22nd, their famous elephants will march through downtown.  There will also be donkeys, clowns, horses, motorcycles, and even a Watusi.  They will make a stop on the National Mall as well as in front of the Capitol Done to sing happy 200th birthday to circus legend P.T. Barnum.

The parade is planned for 2pm, however the train may be late, so bring snack and something to do while you wait.

For arrival time updates call the Animal Walk Hotline at 1-866-683-3670 or follow us on Twitter @DCElephantWalk.

Check out the route map for more details.


  • Start on Virginia Ave, S.E. and New Jersey Ave, S.E. (Garfield Park).
  • Go west on Virginia Ave, S.E. to South Capitol Street, S.E.
  • Turn right (north) on South Capitol Street, S.E.
  • Merge left onto Washington Ave, S.W.
  • Turn left (west) on Independence Ave. S.W.
  • Turn right (north) on 3rd St. S.W./N.W.
  • Turn left (west) on to G St. N.W.
  • End at Verizon Center.