Plan Your Visit

National Capital Parks - East is an administrative unit that manages many parks in and near Washington, DC. For more parks in the area, visit DC Area National Parks.

Explore Outdoors

  • A woman walks on a path surrounded by green trees and grass
    Anacostia Park

    Take a breath of fresh air and find a place to unwind at this park in the middle of the nation's capital.

  • An orange tent next to a leaf-covered road in a forest
    Greenbelt Park

    Camp, hike, picnic, and more at this urban oasis just twelve miles from the nation's capital.

  • A pink and white flower sit on the water next to lily pads
    Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

    Be awed by the only national park dedicated to the propagation of tropical lilies and lotuses.

  • A man dressed in historical clothing teaches a group of people how to make cider
    Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

    Experience how rural life in Southern Maryland has been preserved and changed over time at this working farm.

  • Wetlands next to a river
    Piscataway Park

    Enjoy the natural beauty of wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife along the Potomac River.


Step Into History

  • Three rowhouses on an urban street
    Carter G. Woodson Home NHS

    Discover the home/office of a scholar who changed the history field by publishing and distributing research on the African-American past.

  • An artillery crew in historical clothing fires a field cannon
    Fort Washington Park

    Explore this defensive work which has stood unchallenged for more than 200 years.

  • A historic house with a group of people standing on the front lawn
    Frederick Douglass NHS

    Be inspired by the story of a man who escaped slavery and spent his life fighting for justice and equality for all people.

  • A historic brick mansion with bright red doors
    Harmony Hall

    Understand the history of Southern Maryland through the preservation of an 18th century mansion.

  • A rowhouse with a brick sidewalk and autumn leaves in front of it
    Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS

    See where the National Council of Negro Women organized civil rights activities that changed this country.

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Last updated: October 18, 2017

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