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George Washington Memorial Parkway

  • Also Known As: Clara Barton Parkway

  • Vicinity: Roughly, S side of the Potomac R. From American Legion to Memorial Bridge and N side From Brickyard Rd to Chain Bridge
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District

A Scenic Approach

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. - NPS



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Clara Barton Significant name
FHwA Architect
US National Park Service Architect


Clara Barton National Historic Site
Fort Hunt
  • NRHP
Mount Vernon Estate, VA

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Particulars for George Washington Memorial Parkway:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Park
Road Style Parkway
Criteria Person
Historic Use Road-related
Area of Significance Transportation

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 95000605
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: NPS; FHwA
Architectural Style: Other
Attribute: Parkway
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Nominator Name: Memorial Parkway
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Transportation
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years, Commemorative property
Significant Year: 1930, 1966
Associated People: Barton Clara, et al.
Historic Function: Transportation, Landscape
Historic Sub-Function: Park, Road-related
Current Function: Landscape, Transportation
Current Sub-Function: Park Road-related

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