National Parks of Washington D.C

There is currently twenty-four National Park Service Site in Washington, D.C and ten associated sites.

Official National Parks of the District of Colombia

  • Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument
  • Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
  • Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site
  • Constitution Gardens
  • Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • National Capital Parks
  • National Mall
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • White House and President’s Park
  • World War I Memorial
  • World War II Memorial

Associated sites of National Capital

  • African American Civil War Memorial
  • Anacostia Park
  • Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
  • Chesapeake Bay
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington
  • Fort Dupont Park
  • Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail
  • Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail
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Washington, District of Colombia National Parks

Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site

Constitution Gardens

Ford’s Theatre National Historic Site

Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial

Frederick Douglass National Historic Site

George Washington Memorial Parkway

Korean War Veterans Memorial

Lincoln Memorial

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac

Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site

National Capital Parks

National Mall

Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site

Rock Creek Park

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington Monument

White House and President’s Park

World War I Memorial

World War II Memorial

African American Civil War Memorial

Anacostia Park

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is about 3,000 miles of water routes along the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The rivers are located in the following states – Washington D.C, Deleware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The water routes follow the voyages of Captain John Smith between 160 -1609. Smith produced the first maps of the region.

The much of the Historic trail is included in the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.  The trail passes thru many state and local sites where you can rent canoes and kayaks.  Boat tours are offered in the bay.

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail was established on December 19, 2006.

Photo Credit – NPCA Photos, CC BY-ND 2.0

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network is a collection of over 150 parks, refuges, museums, historic communities, and water trails along the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  This network included sites in Washington D.C, Deleware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

The Chesapeake Bary watershed drains into the large estuary called the Chesapeake Bay.  The Chesapeake Bary is a 200-mile long bay that connects the Susquehanna River and the Atlantic Ocean.  Over 15o rivers and streams drain into the bay.  The bay ranges from 2.8 miles wide to 30 miles.  There is an estimated 11,684 miles of shoreline.

Visitors to the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network can explore a range of sites and learn about the history, culture and natural importance of the area.

Photo Credit – Forsaken Fotos, CC BY 2.0

Civil War Defenses of Washington

Fort Dupont Park

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is a 680-mile long Historical Trail.  The trail is sometimes known as the Washington–Rochambeau Revolutionary Route.  The route follows the road used by George Washington’s Continental Army and Jean-Baptiste de Rochambeau’s Expédition Particulière took on their way from Newport, Rode Island to Yorktown, Virginia. Yorktown was the final battle of the American Revolutionary War.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail is primary an auto trail.  While the route forces on the march to Yorktown, the trail passes thru or near many other important revolutionary war sites.

Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail passes thru Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C, and Virginia.

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