George Washington Memorial Parkway

  • Aerial view of the tree-lined parkway



George Washington Memorial Parkway Information

Preserving natural scenery along the Potomac River, the George Washington Memorial Parkway connects historic sites from Mount Vernon to Great Falls.

The George Washington Memorial Parkway (GWMP) preserves the natural scenery along the Potomac River. It connects the historic sites from Mount Vernon, where Washington lived, past the nation's capital, which he founded, and to the Great Falls of the Potomac where the President demonstrated his skill as an engineer. Developed as a memorial to George Washington, the Parkway may be used on any day to travel to exciting historical, natural, and recreational areas. These places are all linked by this planned and landscaped road, the first section of which was completed in 1932 to commemorate the bicentennial of George Washington's birth.

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Visiting George Washington Memorial Parkway

Map of the Park

George Washington Memorial Parkway
c/o George Washington Memorial Parkway Turkey Run Park
McLean , VA

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