Gravelly Point is an area within the National Park Service's George Washington Memorial Parkway in Arlington County, Virginia, in the United States. It is located on the west side of the Potomac River, north of Roaches Run and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The paved Mount Vernon Trail travels through the area.Work out when and for how long to visit Gravelly Point Park and other Arlington attractions using our handy Arlington day trip website.
Aircraft spotters and others use the area to see planes landing at the nearby airport. The area also has a boat launch. In 1746, a house, on a plantation later named Abingdon, existed near Gravelly Point on property that Gerrard Alexander owned. The name of Alexandria, Virginia, commemorates Alexander's family. In 1778, John Parke Custis, the son of Martha Washington and stepson of George Washington, purchased the plantation. Martha Washington’s granddaughter Eleanor Parke Custis was later born on the plantation. A house at Abingdon was destroyed by fire in 1930 and its ruins stabilized.
Gravelly Point Park Reviews
As a diehard travel enthusiast there is nothing more enjoyable than watching a jet fly over and land. There are not too many viewing points in the United States that beat Gravelly Point for up close.... more »
You can park at Gravelly to begin your run. Aim for Memorial Bridge and cross it to Lincoln Memorial. Run up to see him, say a few words and continue down to Washington Monument. It is one Mike. Then.... more »
Nice park where you can watch the planes land at the Ronald Reagan airport. There is a large field that can be used for a variety of things. Parking is tight on the weekends so keep that in mind. Bring you own chairs or blankets. There are port a John's.
It's a great place to view flight takeoff and landing. Nice Washington d.c. view from lakeside
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