Fees & Passes

No entrance pass required

An entrance pass is not required to access George Washington Memorial Parkway.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.

Passes are not required to drive the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Great Falls Park has a separate entrance fee.

2024 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Come experience the national parks! All National Park Service sites that charge an entrance fee will offer free admission to everyone (other fees, including timed entry or reservation fees, may apply). Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free dates:


Entrance Fees
Great Falls Park is the only site on the George Washington Memorial Parkway with an entrance fee, however your fees help manage, protect and preserve sites along the entire parkway. Learn more about how your fees help the park! If you plan to visit other parks with an entrance fee, learn more about the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series and fee-free days in the national parks.


Fees for Activities
Most ranger-led programs on the parkway are free. Fees are required for some activities at Glen Echo Park, including carousel rides, theater shows, and dances.


There are three marinas on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Please contact individual marinas for boat rental, launch, or storage fees.

Belle Haven Marina: 703-768-0018

Columbia Island Marina: 202-347-0173

Washington Sailing Marina: 703-548-9027

Small craft at the launch at Belle Haven Marina
Belle Haven Marina


Last updated: November 14, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

George Washington Memorial Parkway Headquarters
700 George Washington Memorial Parkway

McLean, VA 22101


703 289-2500

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