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Directions and Parking

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There is no free parking on campus and the Museum cannot validate parking for visitors. On campus garage parking is available for a fee. The Museum is only a 7 minute walk away from metered street parking along Dean Keeton (26th) St. between San Jacinto Blvd. and Red River St. The rate is $1 per hour Monday-Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm.

On Campus Car and Van Parking

Parking is available at the university's San Jacinto Garage, located just north of the museum, and Manor Garage, located at the southeast corner of Robert Dedman and Littlefield. Van clearance in the San Jacinto Garage is 6'11". Manor Garage has a van clearance of 8' on level 1 and 7' on other levels.

Please note: The university’s Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations state that a vehicle must fit wholly within the parking space—side to side as well as back to front. Especially large vehicles (such as four door trucks with hitches or other attachments) should park on the roof of the garage.

Daily Paid Parking Rates

Rates, hours of operation, maps, and additional information can be found on the university's Visitor Parking page.

Parking for Visitors with Disabilities

Weekday parking (7:30 am – 5:45 pm, Monday – Friday) for persons with disabilities is available in marked spaces adjacent to the elevator in the San Jacinto Garage. Vehicles must display the appropriately state-issued ADA placard or license plate to park in these spaces. On weekends, holidays, and after 5:45 pm on weekdays, disabled visitors displaying a state-issued ADA placard or license plate may park in ADA spaces on streets and surface lots without a UT permit. ADA Spaces Map

The accessible entrance to the museum is on Trinity St. south of the main entrance. From the San Jacinto Garage, exit at level 3 and follow the sidewalk and signs south along Trinity St. to the path leading to the accessible entrance. The door will be opened remotely by the guard once the call button is pushed.

Bus Parking

Buses may not drop off passengers on Trinity St. Instead. we recommend dropping off near the intersection of San Jacinto and 24th St. or on 23rd St. between Robert Dedman and San Jacinto. Free street parking for buses is available along Comal St. south of MLK.

Around the Museum

From 23rd Street, walk up Trinity to the museum. From 24th and San Jacinto, follow the steps behind the mustang statue up the hill to the museum.