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

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

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  • Lane Closures for Bridge Inspections

    Workers will close lanes of the George Washington Memorial Parkway while they inspect the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge on October 20 and the Metro bridge near I-395 on October 23. All lanes will be open during morning and afternoon rush hours. More »

  • Multiple Closures during Marathon on Sunday, October 26th

    Please visit the "Closures & Construction" page for more detailed information and for a list of alternate routes for the G.W. Parkway northbound from Rt. 50 to Rt. 123. More »

Operating Hours & Seasons

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is open year round. While the road itself is open to vehicle traffic 24 hours a day, most other park sites are open from 6 am to 10 pm.

Parkway headquarters is open Monday through Friday from 8:15 am to 4:15 pm. It is closed on Christmas Day and New Years Day. For hours at other destinations along the parkway please visit the individual webpages for those sites.

 
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Check the National Weather Service forecast for the park. (Locations above the Fall Line, like Fort Marcy and Turkey Run Park, may be several degrees cooler.)

 

Summers on the parkway are generally hot and humid, with daytime highs frequently above 90 degrees Fahrenheit and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Please carry water while participating in physical activity and be prepared to take shelter from lightning.

Winters on the parkway are generally cold, with nighttime lows frequently near freezing and occasional snowfall. Please be alert for snowplows and icy spots on roadways.

Weather during spring and fall is generally moderate, but can change quickly, especially near the Potomac River. Layers of clothing are recommended.

 

Did You Know?

Aerial view of the Parkway

The George Washington Memorial Parkway protects over 7,000 acres of native habitats, memorials, and historic landmarks. More...