• 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 »

Grasses

A total of 87 extant species of grasses are known from within the George Washington Memorial Parkway. An additional nine species are known only from historic voucher records.

Did You Know?

South wing of Arlington House

Arlington House was originally built as a memorial to George Washington. Construction began in 1802 and the home was finished in 1818. More...