• 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 22. All lanes will be open during morning and afternoon rush hours. 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?

Lock 1 of the Patowmack Canal

Great Falls Park is the northernmost site of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. One of the nation's first canals can be seen here. More...