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Catoctin Mountain Park

Rank: 186 9 Activites Email: cato_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 3.04 miles

President Franklin D. Roosevelt created programs to give people a chance to rebuild their lives from the Great Depression. The Works Progress Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps gave this land a second opportunity and through re-growth, a new role as a recreation area.


Monocacy National Battlefield Park

Rank: 290 3 Activites Phone: (301)-662-3515 Email: barbara_justice@nps.gov Distance: 15.10 miles

In the summer of 1864, General Jubal Early led Confederate forces towards Washington, D.C. and threatened to capture the capital city. On July 9, Union troops under General Lew Wallace met Early's forces on the banks of the Monocacy. At Monocacy National Battlefield, visitors can experience this and other stories of the past in a landscape that has changed little since the 19th century.


Eisenhower National Historic Site

Rank: 258 Email: john_joyce@nps.gov Distance: 18.30 miles

Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, it was a much needed respite from Washington and a backdrop for efforts to reduce Cold War tensions.


Gettysburg National Military Park

Rank: 58 3 Activites Email: GETT_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 18.48 miles

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War, the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address".


Antietam National Battlefield Park

Rank: 138 7 Activites Phone: (301)-432-5124 Email: ANTI_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 19.10 miles

23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.


Antietam National Cemetery Park

Phone: 30143251243 Distance: 19.13 miles

The Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, on September 17, 1862, was the tragic culmination of Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. That one fateful day more than 23,110 men were killed, wounded, or listed as missing. Approximately 4,000 were killed, and in the days that followed, many more died of wounds or disease. The peaceful village of Sharpsburg turned into a huge hospital and burial gr...


Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Rank: 9 9 Activites Email: choh_information@nps.gov Distance: 21.48 miles

Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures!


Appalachian National Scenic Trail Park

4 Activites Phone: (304)-535-6270 Distance: 25.08 miles

The Appalachian Trail is a 2,185 mile long public footpath that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers.


Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Park

9 Activites Email: phnst@nps.gov Distance: 25.12 miles

Linking the Potomac and upper Ohio river basins, the Potomac Heritage Trail network follows the paths explored by George Washington. You can follow the same routes today—on foot, bicycle, horse and by boat—exploring contrasting landscapes between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands.


Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

Rank: 161 6 Activites Phone: (304)-535-6029 Email: harpersferry_info@nps.gov Distance: 26.17 miles

A visit to this quaint, historic community, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, is like stepping into the past. Stroll the picturesque streets, visit exhibits and museums, or hike our trails and battlefields. Spend a day or a weekend. We have something for everyone, so come and discover Harpers Ferry!


Great Falls Park

7 Activites Email: gwmp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 42.43 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.


Glen Echo Park

1 Activites Phone: (301)-320-1410 Distance: 46.02 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.


Hampton National Historic Site

Rank: 299 1 Activites Email: hamp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 46.09 miles

Enslaved African Americans, European indentured servants, industrial and agricultural workers, and owners. It is also the story of the economic and moral changes that made forced servitude in the United States obsolete.


Wolf Trap National Park For The Performing Arts

Rank: 124 1 Activites Phone: (703)-255-1800 Email: will_rifenbark@nps.gov Distance: 46.19 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 Memorial Parkway

Rank: 4 8 Activites Phone: (703)-289-2500 Email: gwmp_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 46.22 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.


Baltimore's Historic Charles Street National Park

Distance: 46.58 miles

A trek along Charles Street is an all-inclusive way to experience the heart of Baltimore. It’s an adventure that captures 400 years of historic transformations, including the exciting urban renewal of the Inner Harbor and Charles Center that grew into a phenomenon and spread to cities around the world. Linking the Inner Harbor and its attractions to many of Baltimore’s world-renowned destinati...


Claude Moore Colonial Farm National Park

2 Activites Distance: 46.65 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: 47.54 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: 47.54 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.


Civil War Defenses Of Washington National Park

3 Activites Distance: 48.07 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.


Baltimore National Heritage Area Park

Phone: (410)-878-6411 Email: Shauntee.daniels@baltimorecity.gov Distance: 48.21 miles

For nearly three centuries, Baltimore has stood as a center of commerce and culture for the Chesapeake Bay. The city has seen the incredible transformation of American identity, shaped by war, prosperity, and struggles for freedom and civil rights. Visit www.explorebaltimore.org to experience the places and people that shaped the nation and forged the American identity.


Rock Creek Park

Rank: 41 6 Activites Phone: (202)-895-6070 Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 48.79 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.


Baltimore-Washington Parkway

2 Activites Phone: (301)-344-3948 Email: nace_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 49.06 miles

Opened in 1954, the parkway is a 29-mile scenic highway that connects Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. NPS is responsible for the 18.8 miles from Route 50 to Route 175. The parkway is also known as Route 295. The parkway is a part of four parkways that welcome visitors and integrate a design to convey to citizens the importance of the capital city. Please obey the speed limit.


Meridian Hill Park

Email: ROCR_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 49.69 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: 49.69 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.