Parkways were still a new idea when this one was designed in the 1930s. In addition to calling for a scenic road, Congress protected a diverse array of sites along it as a "park and playground" near the nation's capital. Visit each of these sites to get a full taste of the parkway idea.
There is no visitor center on the parkway. Information, brochures, maps, and National Park Passport stamps are available at parkway headquarters and at ranger contact stations at Arlington House, Glen Echo Park, and Great Falls Park.
Last updated: November 2, 2022