Hours and Directions

 

The Nature Center is open to the general public from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturdays; and 1 – 5 p.m., Sundays; and is closed on Mondays.

Directions:

FROM SPRINGFIELD:
Take 95/395 North to the Glebe Road North exit. Follow Glebe Road for several miles to Lee Highway. (You will cross Wilson Blvd. and Washington Blvd. before getting to Lee Highway). Take a right on Lee Highway. Go to the third stoplight and take a left on Military Road. Follow Military Road to the second stoplight and take a right on Marcey Road (you will see signs for Potomac Overlook before and at this turn). Go to the end of Marcey Road (past the tennis courts) to the Potomac Overlook parking lot. It is a short walk to the Nature Center down the paved path.

FROM ALEXANDRIA (via G. W. Parkway):
Take the George Washington Parkway toward Washington, DC, to the Spout Run exit (this is a left hand exit). From the Spout Run exit ramp, take the first right onto Lorcom Lane. After turning onto Lorcom Lane you will go over a small hill. As you come down the hill you will see a sign for the park. At the bottom of the hill turn right onto Nellie Custis Drive. Follow Nellie Custis Drive (The name of the road will change to Military Road) to the first stoplight at Marcey Road. Turn right onto Marcey Road and go to the end of the road (past the tennis courts) to the Potomac Overlook parking lot. It is a short walk to the Nature Center down the paved path.

FROM WASHINGTON D.C. (via Chain Bridge):

Upon crossing Chain Bridge, continue straight through light and up steep hill (Route 120). Near top of hill, take right exit for Military Road. Follow signs to get on Military Road, you will take a cloverleaf up and over Route 120 and then take a left turn to get on Military Road. Go 1.3 miles and take left on Marcey Road. Go to the end of the road (past the tennis courts) to the Potomac Overlook parking lot. It is a short walk to the Nature Center down the paved path.
(via Key, Roosevelt, Memorial bridges): Upon crossing any of these bridges, look for and take the exit or turn for the George Washington Parkway North (not towards Alexandria or National Airport). Once on the George Washington Parkway, follow directions from Alexandria, above.

FROM BELTWAY:

Take the exit for the George Washington Parkway off of the west side of the beltway (I-495) just south of the Potomac River. (If coming from Maryland, this will be the first exit upon crossing the Potomac). Take the George Washington Parkway several miles in towards Washington D.C. and get off at the exit for 123 North. Follow 123 down a steep hill until it dead-ends into Route. 120. Take a right on Route 120 and follow it up a steep hill. Near top of hill, take right exit for Military Road. Follow signs to get on Military Road, you will take a cloverleaf up and over Route 120 and then take a left turn to get on Military Road. Go 1.3 miles and take left on Marcey Road. Go to the end of Marcey Road (past tennis courts) to the Potomac Overlook parking lot. It is a short walk to the Nature Center down the paved path.

FROM FAIRFAX / POINTS WEST:

Take I-66 East towards Washington D.C. and take the Spout Run Exit (in Arlington). At the bottom of the ramp, take a left on Lee Hwy. Go a little less than a mile and turn right on Military Road (look for an Exxon and an Amoco at that intersection). Go to the second traffic light and take a right turn on Marcey Road. (You will see signs for Potomac Overlook before and at this turn). Go to the end of Marcey Road (past the tennis courts) to the Potomac Overlook parking lot. It is a short walk to the Nature Center down the paved path.

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