Paid public parking is available in the lot across 5th Street from the main Museum building, which is the yellow brick building. Parking is $10 per day per entry – come and go parking is not available.
Handicap parking is available for free for people with valid disabled parking placards and plates and is located under the red neon Dr Pepper sign on 5th Street. Additional paid parking is available at the First Baptist Church lot at the corner of Webster and 5th and is also $10 per day. Free parking and street parking is available in various locations downtown on a first come, first serve basis.
The entrance to the paid lot is on 5th Street and the exit is on Mary Street. Towing is enforced for vehicles that park overnight, enter the lot through a curb or unapproved entrance, or refuse to pay the parking fee. The alley between the paid lot and the staff lot must be cleared for emergency vehicle access at all times – vehicles that park there will be towed.
RV and bus parking is not available in our paid lot.
Street parking is available on a first come, first serve basis. First Baptist Church offers paid parking for busses and RVs for $20 per day in their lot at the corner of Webster and 5th Street.
The lot across 5th Street from the building with the red neon Dr Pepper sign is staff parking only. Vehicles parked there that do not belong to Museum staff will be towed immediately.
The long-awaited project to make improvements to 5th Street began in 2021 and is the final stages of completion. Continued development and construction in the blocks surrounding the Museum continue to push the completion date further into the future.
The Museum and the Museum’s parking lots are OPEN and ACCESSIBLE! Observe detour signs on the streets surrounding the Museum for specific instructions on accessing our section of 5th Street since this information can change frequently. We also post updates on our social media channels when there are updates prior to events or holiday weekends.
The Museum and Museum staff do not have control over the timeline, progress, or accessibility associated with Downtown construction. For questions, please visit the City of Waco update page.