George Washington Memorial Parkway Capital Views Topo Map

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This 25-mile national parkway follows the shoreline of the Potomac River upstream from Mount Vernon, through historic Alexandria, past the skyline of Washington, D.C., with dramatic views of many monuments and bridges of the nation’s capital, and through the gorge of the upper Potomac to the end of the parkway. Visitors to Washington can easily make this drive in a few hours. Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is separated from Virginia by the Potomac River. The George Washington Memorial Parkway parallels the Potomac for 25 miles, from George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon 15 miles south of Washington, to 10 miles north of the U.S. Capitol. The parkway is a component of National Capital Parks administered by the National Park Service. Special attractions: George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon; open stretches of the lower Potomac; Old Town Alexandria; close-ups of takeoffs and landings at Reagan National Airport; views of the Washington, D.C., skyline, including the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Capitol; and the gorge of the upper Potomac. This eTrail is a complete description of a scenic drive with a route map and information on the best travel seasons, interesting sites, recreation opportunities, camping locations, and much more.
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