A Scenic Approach

The George Washington Memorial Parkway was designed for recreational driving. It links sites that commemorate important episodes in American history and preserve habitat for local wildlife. The parkway and its associated trails provide a scenic place to play and rest in the busy Washington, DC metropolitan area.

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Welcome to the George Washington Memorial Parkway!

A sign for the George Washington Memorial Parkway
More Than a Parkway

The George Washington Memorial Parkway is much more than a roadway, it is a national memorial that connects dozens of parks!

Aerial Image of Parkway and the Potomac River in the fall.
Plan Your Visit

With more than 25 miles of scenic roadway and more than 20 park sites, there is a lot to see!

A biker on the Mount Vernon Trail
Things to Do

With so many different types of sites along the parkway, you are sure to find an activity to your liking.

Historic image of the parkway
History and Culture

Read more about some of the people, places, and stories behind the sites you can visit when you come to the parkway.

A plaque on the George Washington Memorial Parkway
Basic Information

Get basic information about about the park, such as directions and hours of operation.

A construction map.
Construction, News, & Impacts

Get the latest information on the rehabilitation of the northern part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Park Ranger shows the Mobile Visitor Center to visitor.
News Around the Park

Check for the latest news happening around the George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Last updated: February 9, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway

McLean, VA 22101


703 289-2500

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