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

    George Washington

    Memorial Parkway DC, MD, VA

Plan Your Visit

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a carefully planned scenic route to the nation's capital. From the north it curves alongside the Potomac Gorge, highlighting its steep cliffs and rich woods. From the south it is a broad avenue punctuated with monuments to America's history. Overlooks and picnic areas dot its length, providing places to rest and admire the land it passes through.

There is no visitor center on the parkway itself. Information, brochures, maps, and National Park Passport stamps are available at parkway headquarters and at visitor centers at Arlington House, Glen Echo Park, and Great Falls Park.

The parkway connects many sites of natural and historical significance, including:

Arlington Memorial Bridge and Memorial Avenue

Belle Haven Park

Collingwood Picnic Area

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve

Fort Hunt Park

Fort Marcy Park

Jones Point Park

Lady Bird Johnson Park

Netherlands Carillon

Roaches Run Waterfowl Sanctuary

Turkey Run Park

US Marine Corps War Memorial

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

 

Did You Know?

Memorial Bridge over the Potomac River

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