George Washington Memorial Parkway


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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George Washington Memorial Parkway

Address:Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA 22101

Phone:703-289-2500
Fax:703-289-2598
Web: www.nps.gov/gwmp/
Size: 7,241 acres.
Established: Act providing for acquisition of land, establishment, and development of the parkway authorized on May 29, 1930. The road in Maryland was renamed the Clara Barton Parkway on November 28, 1989.
Location:Parkway includes two main sections: the 25-mile Virginia section that runs from Mount Vernon northward along the Potomac River to I-495; and the the Clara Barton Parkway in Maryland that follows the Potomac River for 7 miles from Chain Bridge in Washington, DC, to north of I-495.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), restaurant/snacks, bicycle trail, boat ramp, visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, boating, fishing, auto touring.
Special Features:This landscaped riverfront parkway links many landmarks in the life of George Washington, while preserving the natural scenery along the Potomac River. It connects historic sites from Mount Vernon, where George Washington lived, past the National Capital, which he founded, to the Great Falls of the Potomac, where he demonstrated his skill as an engineer.

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George Washington Memorial Parkway

Address:Turkey Run Park
McLean, VA 22101

Phone:703-289-2500
Web: www.nps.gov/gwmp/ Description:Designed and managed as a memorial to the first President of the United States, the parkway passes monuments and memorials, wildlife preserves and historic homes, waterfalls and scenic overlooks. Points of interest include Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, Fort Hunt, Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Arlington House, Arlington National Cemetery, Claude Moore Colonial Farm, Fort Marcy, and Great Falls Park. In addition to its status as an All-American Road, the parkway is also a unit of the National Park System.
Legth: 25 miles. Start/Endpoint: Starting at the Mount Vernon Estate, byway runs north, passing through the city of Alexendria, to its endpoint just past the Claude Moore Colonial Farm. Time to Allow: 1 hour. Designation/Year: All-American Road (2005).

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The highway ceremony took place in Virginia on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. His motorcade stopped at Spout Run so he could cut a ribbon opening a 5-mile (8-kilometer) section of the parkway.
He was being reassigned to a desk job at the George Washington Memorial Parkway while the NPS pursued a number of disciplinary charges against him.
New direct access to the George Washington Memorial Parkway and the Dulles Toll Road
Ghaisar, 25, was driving his green 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee south on the George Washington Memorial Parkway in Alexandria, Virginia, the evening of Nov.
The George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington, VA, recently received an award for its innovative rock slope stabilization design from the Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists (AEG).
It's a steamy summer night in 1943 in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside the nation's capital, and another Army bus with dark windows is rumbling down the George Washington Memorial Parkway, headed for a nearly forgotten fort dating back to the Spanish-American War.
Just down from the Capitol, on the shady George Washington Memorial Parkway, for instance, a concessionaire operating the publicly owned Mount Vernon Inn claimed gross revenues of $4.3 million in 1990.
1397, the George Washington Memorial Parkway Transfer, which authorizes, directs, facilitates, and expedites the transfer of administrative jurisdiction of certain Federal land.
In this case, Ghaisar was said to be involved in a hit-and-run accident on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which runs on federal park land from Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, northwest along the Virginia side of the Potomac River for 25 miles to Langley, Virginia, near where the Ghaisar family lives.
Under the 14th Street Bridges project, safety improvements will be made to the interchanges where 1-395 meets the bridges from the Virginia and the District of Columbia sides and to the nearby Humpback Bridge on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, which intersects 1-395.
Located on the George Washington Memorial Parkway, Jones Point Park is just a few miles from Washington, DC, and is an important urban park with fishing and boating access to the Potomac River.
"Two lessons can be learned from Cycad, neither of which we have applied fully," says Vince Santucci, now chief ranger at George Washington Memorial Parkway in Virginia but formerly the only self-described "pistol-packing park paleontologist."

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