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The NPS is imposing a temporary closure to the Great Falls Visitor Center until further notice due to needed construction projects. Separate alerts posted if status changes.

Restrooms open 9:30 am - 5:30 pm from March - November and 9:30 am - 4:30 pm November - March. Park open 7 am until dark-30 mins after sunset.
An information table is located in the Visitor Center Courtyard during seasonal hours with trail maps, park brochures and pre-stamped passport stamps.

The Visitor Center is closed until further notice.

A ten minute video presentation on the history of Great Falls Park is shown throughout the day. Check with the Visitor Center desk for schedules, or to request a presentation.

Stop by the Visitor Center desk for trail maps, the self-guided tour of the Patowmack Canal, local information, pamplets on nearby parks, and information on recreational activities. Volunteers and Rangers will be on hand to answer questions.

Explore a wide array of exhibits featuring the Patowmack Canal, geology, recreation, and the flora and fauna of Great Falls. An interactive children's room offers puzzles, coloring activities, and a hands-on exploration table.

Restrooms and a concession stand are located on the lower level. The concession stand is open seasonally from March to mid-November.

The park's bookstore is open during Visitor Center hours.

Last updated: November 23, 2023

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Great Falls Park
c/o Turkey Run Park
George Washington Memorial Parkway

McLean, VA 22101


703 757-3101
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