• Aerial view of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in the fall

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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  • Temporary Road Closure October 5, 2014 from 5:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

    The G.W. Parkway will be closed from Mount Vernon Circle to Old Town, Alexandria during a footrace event. Two sections of southbound traffic will remain open to southbound traffic: Old Town to Belle Haven Rd. and Vernon View Dr. to Stratford Ln. More »

Plan A Field Trip

Try one of these curriculum-based education programs or request a program designed especially for your class. Call 703‑289‑2553 for dates and times.

Aerial view of Dyke Marsh

Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience

Biomes are made of biotic and abiotic components, but they are not just a collection of independent parts. Students will connect the dots between water quality, invasive species, sedimentary geology, and human activity to build a big picture of a freshwater marsh biome. This program has been designed to provide students with the kind of field experience described in the Chesapeake 2000 agreement signed by the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.


Looking for inspiration? The History & Culture and Nature & Science webpages describe some of the important stories behind parkway sites. Popular sites for field trips include:

Did You Know?

Lock 1 of the Patowmack Canal

Great Falls Park is the northernmost site of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. One of the nation's first canals can be seen here. More...