As a landscaped, commemorative road, the George Washington Memorial Parkway is dotted with memorials and places with nationally significant history. Read more about some of the people, places, and stories behind the sites you can visit when you come to the parkway.
The Alexandria Waterfront
Jones Point Lighthouse
Memorial Bridge and Avenue
Parkway Road History
The parkway runs along the Potomac River through two states—Virginia and Maryland—as well as the District of Columbia, protecting the landscape and natural shoreline of the river while offering magnificent scenic vistas of Washington, D.C., and the Great Falls of the Potomac.
US Marine Corps War Memorial
Please visit the Arlington House, Clara Barton National Historic Site, Claude Moore Colonial Farm, Glen Echo Park, Great Falls Park, Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial, and Theodore Roosevelt Island webpages for information about history and culture at those sites.
Last updated: June 24, 2019