Fairfax County...A Parkway Runs Through It

Entrance to the George Washington National Parkway
Entrance to the George Washington National Parkway
George Washington Memorial Parkway
McLean, VA 22101
Region Northern Virginia
Locality Fairfax
Phone: (703) 289-2500
Great Falls National Park: (703) 285-2965
Phone: (703) 780-2000
Website www.nps.gov/gwmp/index.htm

Visiting the National Capital Region can mean seeing high rises, lines of traffic, and concrete as far as the eye can see. But we’ll let you in on a little secret… one of the most beautiful scenic drives in Virginia is available to those who know where to find it. The George Washington Memorial Parkway, or the “Road to Adventure”, was originally designed as a grand gateway and greenway to the Nation’s Capital and also a dedication to George Washington (a Fairfax County native). Its lush and scenic surroundings offer historic and recreational opportunities to over 9 million people a year who visit the multitude of attractions and parks located between Great Falls National Park to the north, and George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens to the south. So don't forget to bring your camera and your adventurous spirit. It's well worth it!

Last Updated: 9/3/2013 11:12 AM