Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove

After President Johnson’s death, his wife chose the site for the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac because her husband loved to come to this location to relax. If you need a break from the rat race of Washington, D.C., and McLean, Virginia, this is the perfect spot for you. It is divided into two areas, with the one with white pine trees being more formal than the meadow area. 

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Things To Do Near Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove

Bring your bike to Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac as the Mount Vernon Trail passes through it, making it a fantastic car-free place to ride. The meadow is a terrific place to enjoy a picnic and go bird-watching. The Boundary Channel runs along this park’s edge, and it is an excellent place for a kayaking adventure. There are great places to rest and soak in the scenery at this location on Columbia Island.

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How To Get To Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove

Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac is on Columbia Island. It is easy to get to this location from the White House, which may be why the president often escaped to this spot. Start by heading east on H Street Northwest. Turn right on 15th Street Northwest and another right on Constitution Avenue Northwest. Turn left on Henry Bacon Drive Northwest, and take the slight veer to the right to get on Lincoln Memorial Circle Northwest. At the traffic circle, take the first exit to get on South Arlington Boulevard. Take the ramp on your left to Reagan National Airport and merge onto George Washington Parkway. Take the Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove exit and turn right onto Columbia Island Marina. Directly after you pass the marina, the grove will be on your right. 


Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove, George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Washington, D.C., 20037

Fee: Entry fee $0

The 35th president of the United States is memorialized at Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove. This park located about three miles from the White House was selected by Lady Bird Johnson to honor her husband, who was a nature lover. He signed the Water Resources Planning Act, the National Historic Preservation Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and he created the first National Water Commission. An RV is a convenient and comfortable way to explore this and other Washington, D.C.-area attractions. If you do not have an RV, rent one on