TRIP IDEA

Metro Accessible DC

Multiple Parks

National Mall during peak Cherry Blossom season.
Duration Multiple Days
Topic(s) Architecture and Building, Presidents, Civil Rights, Assassinations, Alligators or Crocodiles, Birds, Fish, Tragic Events, Trails, Water Trails, Monuments and Memorials, Scenic Views, Wetlands, Murders, Sculpture, Vietnam War, World War I, Enslavement, Forests and Woodlands, Natural Sounds, Civil War
Activities Self-Guided Tours - Walking
Type Kid Friendly, Active, Urban, Educational, Inspirational
Parks Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial, Ford's Theatre, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, George Washington Memorial Parkway, LBJ Memorial Grove on the Potomac, Lincoln Memorial, National Mall and Memorial Parks, President's Park (White House), Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Greenbelt Park, Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, Rock Creek Park, Theodore Roosevelt Island, African American Civil War Memorial

Visitors look at a map.
Visitors use a map to explore the National Mall and Memorial Parks.

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Explore the parks in and around the nation's capital by metro! There are plenty of metro accessible parks to visit around Washington, DC, and plenty of activities to enjoy—from camping at Greenbelt Park, to seeing a play at Ford's Theater National Historic Site, to discovering the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

Each of the parks identified as metro accessible are 1 mile or less from each metro stop (about a 20 minute walk) or a 10 minute bus ride away. See Washington, DC like a Washingtonian would and jump on the Blue, Green, Orange, Yellow, Silver or Red Line to jump into history, nature and new experiences.
Explore By Metro Line
  • Multiple Parks

    Blue Line - DC Metro

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: Arlington Cemetery Station - Smithsonian Station
    • Duration: 1–2 Days
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Blue Line DC Metro

    From the National Mall and Memorial Parks to the Mount Vernon Trail, travel the Blue Line to see what the southern portion of Washington, DC has to offer. Each of the parks listed here are 1 mile or less from each metro stop (about a 20 minute walk) or a 10 minute bus ride away.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: College Park Station - Anacostia Station
    • Duration: 1–2 Days
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day, Night
    Speaker at oratorical contest at Frederick Douglass National Historical Site

    History, culture and nature come together to provide a variety of parks for visitors utilizing the Green Line. Each of the parks listed here are 1 mile or less from each metro stop (about a 20 minute walk) or a 10 minute bus ride away.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: Rosslyn Station - Deanwood Station
    • Duration: 1–2 Days
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Orange Line Washington, DC Metro

    Discover lotus and lily flowers at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, or explore the many memorials just a short walk from the Orange Line. Each of the parks listed here are 1 mile or less from each metro stop (about a 20 minute walk) or a 10 minute bus ride away.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: Rosslyn Station - Smithsonian Station
    • Duration: 1–2 Days
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Silver Line Washington, DC Metro

    Step off the Silver Line to take a walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island, or sight see from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Each of the parks listed here are 1 mile or less from each metro stop (about a 20 minute walk) or a 10 minute bus ride away.

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  • Multiple Parks

    Red Line - DC Metro

    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: Friendship Heights - Metro Center
    • Duration: 1–2 Days
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    A ranger leads a tour of the Peterson House.

    Embrace the outdoors, explore interactive exhbits and stand where history happened by taking the Red Line to visit some of DC's National Park Sites. Each of the parks listed here are 1 mile or less from each metro stop (about a 20 minute walk) or a 10 minute bus ride away.

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    • Activity Fee: Yes
    • Reservations: No
    • Activity: Self-Guided Tours - Walking
    • Pets: Yes with Restrictions
    • Location: College Park-U of MD - L'Enfant Station
    • Duration: 1–2 Days
    • Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
    • Time of Day: Day
    Yellow Line DC Metro

    Explore Washington, DC from top to bottom on the Yellow Line. Each of the parks listed here are 1 mile or less from each metro stop (about a 20 minute walk) or a 10 minute bus ride away.

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Last updated: May 7, 2017