The George Washington Memorial Parkway is a carefully planned scenic route to the nation's capital. From the north it curves alongside the Potomac Gorge, highlighting its steep cliffs and rich woods. From the south it is a broad avenue punctuated with monuments to America's history. Overlooks and picnic areas dot its length, providing places to rest and admire the land it passes through.
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The George Washington Memorial Parkway administers more than 25 miles of roadway and more than 25 park sites. To learn more about the Congressionally designated park areas managed by the Parkway, please visit the specific websites for those sites, including Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Clara Barton National Historic Site, Glen Echo Park, Great Falls Park, Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial, and Theodore Roosevelt Island.
Last updated: October 28, 2022