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

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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  • Arlington Memorial Bridge, Memorial Circle, and Clara Barton Parkway Closed

    Memorial Bridge, Memorial Circle, and Clara Barton Parkway (Chain Bridge to MacArthur Blvd. at the "Glen Echo Turnaround") will be closed to vehicular traffic on September 27 from 5:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. for a large bicycling event. More »

A Scenic Approach

The George Washington Memorial Parkway was designed for recreational driving. It links sites that commemorate important episodes in American history and preserve habitat for local wildlife. The parkway and its associated trails provide a scenic place to play and rest in the busy Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial

The iconic image behind the US Marine Corps War Memorial is based on a photograph of the second flag-raising (not the first) on Iwo Jima. More...