• 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 »

Firearms

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website.

Maryland

Maryland State Law

See Maryland Code, Public Safety, Title 5

See also Maryland Code, Criminal Law, Title 4

Maryland Attorney General

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Law

See Division I, Title 7, Subtitle J, Chapter 25

See also Division IV, Title 22, Subtitle VI, Chapter 45

District of Columbia Attorney General

Virginia

Virginia Law

See sections 18.2-279 through 18.2-312

Virginia Attorney General


Federal law prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Did You Know?

Copperhead snake

Copperheads are venomous and are found in Turkey Run Park. If you see any snake on the trail, never attempt to pick up or disturb it.