Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac

Overview

Formerly known as Columbia Island, this park was renamed in honor of Lady Bird Johnson and her campaign to beautify Washington D.C. The Grove, a site chosen by Lady Bird herself, is the site that the Johnsons often stopped to admire the city with views of the Washington skyline. The memorial is located in Lady Bird Johnson Park, a Potomac River island in Washington, D.C. The grove consists of two parts. The first area, commemorative in nature, is a granite monolith surrounded by a serpentine pattern of walks and trails. The second area is a grass meadow and provides a tranquil refuge for reflection and rejuvenation of the spirit. The trails are shaded by a grove of hundreds of white pine and dogwood trees, and framed by azaleas and rhododendron.

The Memorial Grove is open year round, during daylight hours. The park closes at dusk. Restrooms are located at the adjacent Columbia Island Marina and are open from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.

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Seasonality / Weather

The best times to visit the Southeastern United States are fall and spring. Summer days are usually hot and humid.

Directions

Driving: 

The LBJ Memorial Grove is Located near the Pentagon and Arlington Memorial Cemetery. The George Washington Memorial Parkway provide direct access to the LBJ Grove parking areas. The LBJ Grove is accessible from all major travel routes from the South and West of Washington, including I-495, I-395, and I-66.

Flying: 

The Reagan National Airport is located directly off of the Parkway 2.5 miles South of the Memorial. The Parkway is also accessible by Baltimore Washington International Airport to the North and Dulles International Airport to the West.

Public Transport: 

Washington Metro Area Transit Authority provides local bus and rail (METRO) service to several points on the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Please visit their website www.wmata.com for maps and locations.