• 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 »

Ranger-led Programs

Whether you are a local who visits every day or a tourist in town for a few hours, a ranger-led program is a great way to get the inside story on parkway sites.

See the Schedule of Events to find out when and where to meet for the programs described below.


Birds of Dyke Marsh

Use your eyes and ears to find some of the 300 species of birds that call Dyke Marsh home. Walks are led by experienced birders from the Friends of Dyke Marsh.

Fort Hunt Concerts

Bring a picnic, relax on the grass, and listen to local bands as they play music from a variety of genres.

Learn to Ride

Ride a bicycle without training wheels! A ranger will help you learn how to ride your bicycle in a safe, stress-free environment. Ages 5 and up. Call 703-289-2553 to register for this program.

Lighthouse Life

Explore life as a lighthouse keeper through games and activities. Families with children are welcome.

Netherlands Carillon Concerts

Enjoy sweeping views of Washington, D.C., while guest artists play patriotic music, jazz, and pop on the carillon's 50 bells.

Did You Know?

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...