Scenic Entry to the Nation's Capital

Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C.  NPS is responsible for the 18.8 miles from Route 50 to Route 175.
The parkway is also known as Route 295.
The parkway is a part of four parkways that welcome visitors and integrate a design to convey to citizens the importance of the capital city.
Please obey the speed limit.

Features

a picture of the U.S. Park Police insignia

United States Park Police

The U.S. Park Police dispatch number is 202-619-7105 The dedicated force of the United States Park Police patrol the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.

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Gladys Noon Spellman

Gladys Noon Spellman was a U.S. Congresswoman. The Baltimore-Washington Parkway, a scenic north-south highway in Maryland, is dedicated to Spellman

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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is leading the effort to stop drunk driving. You can help spread the word and save lives.

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National Parks in the Washington, D.C. area

Your National Parks are living examples of the best this Nation has to offer. Come discover your National Parks in the Washington, D.C. area

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a campsite in the Greenbelt Park, Maryland campground

Greenbelt Park and campground (NPS)

The Greenbelt Park campground is located off the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Take exit Route 193 Greenbelt Road West to reach the park entrance.

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