George Washington Memorial Parkway
Length: 25.0 mi / 40.2 km
Time to Allow: One hour without stopping or one full day to visit places along the way.
This scenic grand gateway and greenway to our Nation’s Capital offers the opportunity to experience the historic story of the birth of our Nation. See Mount Vernon where George Washington lived, sweeping views of our Nation's Capital, and the breathtaking Great Falls of the Potomac.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway is known as "the gateway to Washington, D.C." This year, it can also serve as a gateway to a healthier life as you discover our capital's Civil War history on foot.
From the quiet expanses of Turkey Run Park to George Washington’s historic estate at Mount Vernon, a dazzling variety of both naturally occurring and cultivated flowers awaits throughout spring and summer along the glistening waters of the Potomac River. Drive the George Washington Memorial Parkway to experience breathtaking scenes found nowhere else in the nation.
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1-Day Trip: Follow in George Washington's Footsteps
Follow in George Washington's footsteps and journey back in time. You'll start at Mount Vernon, Washington's home for over 45 years.