A Living Memorial

In the 1930s, landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Today miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist.

Theodore Roosevelt Island

50th Anniversary of the TR Memorial!

Events throughout the day will include ranger programs, reenactors, children’s stories, tours, games, exhibits, crafts, and food vendors.

Jogger on trail covered in fall leaves passing a park bench.

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Last updated: October 12, 2017

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Mailing Address:

700 George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101


(703) 289-2500

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