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Glen Echo Park

1 Activites Phone: (301)-320-1410 Distance: 0.24 miles

Glen Echo Park began in 1891 as a National Chautauqua Assembly "to promote liberal and practical education." By 1911, it transformed into DC's premier amusement park until it closed in 1968. Since 1971, the National Park Service has owned and operated the site and today, with the help of the Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture, offers year-round cultural and recreational activities.


George Washington Memorial Parkway

Rank: 4 8 Activites Phone: (703)-289-2500 Email: gwmp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 0.56 miles

The George Washington Memorial Parkway was designed for recreational driving. It links sites that commemorate important episodes in American history and preserve habitat for local wildlife. The parkway and its associated trails provide a scenic place to play and rest in the busy Washington, DC metropolitan area.


Claude Moore Colonial Farm National Park

2 Activites Distance: 1.17 miles

Step back in time and experience life on a small farm in northern Virginia. Living history programs and demonstrations offer a glimpse of what life was like for a poor farm family, just before the Revolutionary War.


Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial National Park

Rank: 97 1 Activites Email: GWMP Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 3.04 miles

Arlington House is inextricably linked to one of the most famous Confederate Civil War Generals, Robert E. Lee, but it is also the home of a family whose roots lie with the father of our country, George Washington. Arlington House is where this family lived and lost. It was also home to a large enslaved population that came from Mount Vernon to provide the existence that the family knew.


Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove On The Potomac National Park

Rank: 148 4 Activites Phone: (703)-289-2500 Email: gwmp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 3.04 miles

From this distance the seat of national power appears pristine across the river, so President Johnson came here often when he needed to escape from the stresses of building a Great Society. After he died, his wife chose this place for his memorial. A landscape of serpentine paths, white pines, a granite monolith, and an open meadow honors his legacy of social justice and conservation legislation.


Rock Creek Park

Rank: 41 6 Activites Phone: (202)-895-6070 Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 5.12 miles

Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation's capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, the ebb and flow of Rock Creek, and thousands of years of human history emanate the delicate aura of the forest.


Meridian Hill Park

Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 5.36 miles

Meridian Hill Park is located in northwest Washington, D.C. and is bordered by 16th, Euclid, 15th, and W Streets. Meridian Hill Park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994, as "an outstanding accomplishment of early 20th-century Neoclassicist park design in the United States"


Peirce Mill National Park

3 Activites Email: ROCR_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 5.36 miles

Peirce Mill was built in the 1820's, and operated commercially until 1897. The United States Government acquired the mill as part of Rock Creek in 1892. Peirce Mill has recently been refurbished and operates on special occasions. Peirce Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.


Civil War Defenses Of Washington National Park

3 Activites Distance: 6.19 miles

On forested hills surrounding the nation's capital are the remnants of a complex system of Civil War fortifications. Built by Union forces, these strategic buttresses transformed the young capital into one of the world's most fortified cities.


The Old Stone House National Park

Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 6.21 miles

As the nation's capital, Washington, DC is known primarily as a city of grand memorials to national leaders and significant events. But aren't the lives of DC's "regular" citizens and "regular" buildings significant too? The oldest building in DC, Old Stone House commemorates the daily lives of Georgetown's early residents. The house serves as a great example of Revolutionary War-era architecture.


Great Falls Park

7 Activites Email: gwmp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 6.29 miles

At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has many opportunities to explore history and nature, all in a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from the Nation's Capital.


Theodore Roosevelt Island National Memorial Park

Rank: 190 2 Activites Email: gwmp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 6.31 miles

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


Meridian Hill Park

1 Activites Phone: (202)-895-6070 Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 6.59 miles

An administrative unit of Rock Creek Park, Meridian Hill Park is an urban park like no other. The formal, 12-acre site includes unique statues, the largest cascading fountain in North America, concrete aggregate architecture, a U.S. presidential memorial, and more. Designed based off of an Italian aristocrat's private residence, Meridian Hill Park is open to everyone. Come all, come one!


Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts

Rank: 124 1 Activites Phone: (703)-255-1800 Email: will_rifenbark@nps.gov Distance: 6.87 miles

No matter what your age or taste in shows, you'll find something you like onstage at Wolf Trap. From May through September, multiple amphitheaters in the park present performances such as musicals, dance, opera, jazz, and popular and country music. A good time to explore the beauty and history of the park without the crowds is October - April.


George Washington & Jefferson National Forest Park

19 Activites Email: Mailroom_R8_George_Washington_Jefferson@fs.fe Distance: 7.07 miles

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests afford virtually every type of outdoor recreation activity you can imagine. Hiking, mountain biking, camping, and fishing are the most popular activities; but don’t forget bird watching, horseback riding, photography, orienteering, and cross-country skiing. Or just spend a lazy day sunning yourself on a beach or warm rock. If you have questions...


Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail Park

Distance: 7.07 miles

By 1780, the Americans found their War for Independence at a stalemate. France had previously provided America with supplies and money, but now French ground forces were sent to help turn the tide of the War. General Rochambeau and the French Army allied with General Washington and the Continental Army, journeying hundreds of miles to a victory at Yorktown and, ultimately, the War.


African American Civil War Memorial National Memorial Park

1 Activites Distance: 7.21 miles

Throughout the course of the American Civil War over 200,000 African American soldiers and sailors served to keep the United States whole and to free permanently over four million people in forced servitude. The African American Civil War Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of those individuals who played their part in helping their people and their country.


Mary Mcleod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

Rank: 358 Distance: 7.31 miles

Mary McLeod Bethune achieved her greatest recognition at the Washington, DC townhouse that is now this National Historic Site. The Council House was the first headquarters of the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) and was Bethune's last home in Washington, DC. From here, Bethune and the NCNW spearheaded strategies and developed programs that advanced the interests of African American women.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial National Park

Rank: 15 Distance: 7.38 miles

Honoring the men and women who served in the controversial Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial chronologically lists the names of more than 58,000 Americans who gave their lives in service to their country.


Lincoln Memorial National Park

Rank: 5 1 Activites Distance: 7.38 miles

"In this temple, as in the hearts of the people for whom he saved the Union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever." Beneath these words, the 16th President of the United States sits immortalized in marble as an enduring symbol of unity, strength, and wisdom.


Constitution Gardens National Park

3 Activites Distance: 7.49 miles

Officially established in 1965, National Mall and Memorial Parks actually protects some of the older parkland in the National Park System. Areas within this premier park provide visitors with ample opportunities to commemorate presidential legacies; honor the courage and sacrifice of war veterans; and celebrate the United States commitment to freedom and equality.


John Ericsson National Memorial Park

1 Activites Distance: 7.50 miles

During his lifetime, John Ericsson revolutionized several facets of technology. The Swedish-born engineer-inventor is best known for his work during the Civil War when he transformed naval warfare through his design of the iron-plated USS Monitor. The movements of Ericsson's pencil across his drafting board were as crucial to victory as the movements of Lincoln's armies across battlefields.


Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site

Email: robert_parker@nps.gov Distance: 7.52 miles

Before Dr. Carter G. Woodson, there was very little accurate written history about the lives and experiences of Americans of African descent. Today a National Historic Site, Dr. Woodson's home served as the headquarters for the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. Dr. Woodson established Negro History Week here in 1926, which we celebrate today as Black History Month.


Korean War Veterans Memorial National Park

Rank: 19 1 Activites Distance: 7.55 miles

Our nation honors her sons and daughters who answered the call to defend a country they never knew and a people they never met.


National World War Ii Memorial Park

Distance: 7.73 miles

Through stone architecture and bronze sculptures, the World War II Memorial recognizes the ways Americans served, honors those who fell, and recognizes the victory they achieved to restore freedom and end tyranny around the globe.