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George Washington Memorial Parkway

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) provides a passageway through pieces of George Washington's life from his home at Mount Vernon, 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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