Washington, D.C. National Parks


African American Civil War Memorial
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis:The African-American Civil War Memorial commemorates the military service of hundreds of thousands of Civil War era African-American soldiers and sailors.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the site located on the corners of Vermont and U Streets NW. ON STREET PARKING IS VERY LIMITED. Stamp is also available at Fords Theater.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Anacostia Park
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Important 1,200 acre park south of the capital.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the National Capital Parks-East headquarters located in the park. See Separate listing for directions.
Park stamp for Anacostia Park
Capital Hill Parks
Park brochure for Capital Hill Parks Synopsis: Consortium of numerous parks around the capital building.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the National Capital Parks-East headquarters located in the park. See Separate listing for directions. Stamp is also available from the Survey Lodge on the Mall.
Park stamp for Capital Hill Parks
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP
Park brochure for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
Park Map
Synopsis: Park preserves historic canal built to allow shipping between Washington and Pittsburgh.
Stamp Location: Georgetown visitor center is located at 1057 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. See also Maryland and West Virginia for additional stamp locations.
Park stamp for Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP
Constitution Gardens
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: Gardens for a living legacy to the founding of the nation and form an oasis in the middle of the city.
Stamp Location: Stamp may be obtained at the information kiosk next to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. See separate listing for directions. Stamp is also available from the Survey Lodge on the Mall and at the Lincoln Memorial.
Park stamp for Constitution Gardens
Department of the Interior-NPS Publications Office
Park brochure for the National Park System
Park Map
Synopsis: Not a regular NPS site, but rather the publications office. Every publication published by the park service is available here, including every park brochure mounted on two walls. A must stop for the serious park service visitor. Bags available upon request if you want to take one of each (its allowed) or just what you need or want.
Stamp Location: The stamp is located in the Department of the Interior Building located at 1849 C Street NW. While passing through security, tell the guard you are visiting Frances Cherry, Public Inquiries Tech, NPS Office of Communications, Room 7012.
Park stamp for the Department of the Interior
Ford’s Theatre NHS
Park brochure for Ford's Theatre NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: Site preserves theatre and home where Lincoln was shot and died.
Stamp Location: In the bookstore located on the lower level of the Theatre located at 10th & E Sts (get off the Metro at the Metro Center stop). Two stamps are offered here, one for the Theatre itself, and one for the site, but you have to ask the rangers for the one for the site.
Park stamp for Ford's Theatre NHS
Fort Circle Parks
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Consortium stamp for forts defending Washington years ago.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the National Capital Parks-East headquarters. See seprate listing for directions.
Park stamp for Fort Circle Parks
Fort DuPont Park
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Urban park in southeast Washington.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the activity center inside the park on Minnesota Ave. to Randle Circle, turn right at the circle to the entrance of the park. Its also available at National Capital Parks-East headquarters and the Frederick Douglass NHS (see separate listing for directions).
Park stamp for Fort DuPont Park
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Park brochure for Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
Park Map
Synopsis: Memorial to our 32nd and longest term president.
Stamp Location: Located in the information and bookstore building (the first building you encounter upon walking into the memorial) in West Potomac Park between the tidal basin and the Potmac River and at the Survey Lodge on the Mall.
Park stamp for
Frederick Douglass NHS
Park brochure for Frederick Douglass NHS Synopsis: Site preserves home of former slave turned spokesman.
Stamp Location: Visitor center, below the home at 1411 W Street SE. Take I-295 south across the bridge and exit on Martin Luther King Jr Ave, then turn right on W Street for three blocks. It can also be obtained at the National Capital Parks East Headquarters and at the Fort DuPont Activity Center (see separate listings).
Park stamp for Frederick Douglass NHS
George Mason Memorial
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Memorial commemorates the neglected contributions of an important Founding Father, George Mason, author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available from the Survey Lodge on the National Mall.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Harmony Hall
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Historic house in Prince Georges Country, MD
Stamp Location: Information about the actual site is unknown, but the stamp is located at the National Capital Parks-East headquarters. See separte listing for directions.
Park stamp for Harmony Hall
John Ericson NM
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Memorial is dedicated to the man who revolutionized naval history with his invention of the screw propeller.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available from the Survey Lodge on the National Mall.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Kennilworth Aquatic Gardens
Park brochure for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens Synopsis: The gardens is the only NPS site devoted to the propagation and display of aquatic plants. The park also contains some of the last remnants of the tidal marsh that Washington was eventually built on.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located inside the visitor center, to the left as you walk in (through the gate) from the parking area and is located in northeast Washington, along the tidal Anacostia River. The entrance is just west of I-295 (Kenilworth Avenue), between Quarles and Douglas Streets, on Anacostia Avenue. It can also be obtained at the National Capital Parks East Headquarters (see separate listing).
Park stamp for Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Park brochure for Korean War Veterans Memorial
Park Map
Synopsis: Monument commemorates the ‘Lost War’ veterans, as their momument was built after the Vietnam Memorial, but their war took place before it. It reminds us that ‘Freedom is not free’.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located at the information kiosk next to the monument, in the Lincoln Memorial giftshop located right next to the monument and from the Survey Lodge on the National Mall.
Park stamp for Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Park brochure for Lincoln Memorial
Park Map
Synopsis: Massive memorial is a tribute to Pres. Lincoln and the nation he fought to keep together.
Stamp Location: Stamp is located in the bookstore inside the memorial on the western end of the National Mall. The stamp may also be obtained at the Survey Lodge on the eastern end of the National Mall by the Washington Memorial.
Park stamp for Lincoln Memorial
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
Park brochure for Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: Site commemorates the life of Mary McLeod Bethune and the organization she founded, the National Council of Negro Women.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available inside the home at 13818 Vermont Ave. Only open Monday – Friday. It can also be obtained at the National Capital Parks East Headquarters (see separate listing).
Park stamp for Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS
National Capital Parks-Central
Park brochure for National Capital Parks-Central
Park Map
Synopsis: Consortium of parks in the central district.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the Survey Lodge outside of the Washington Monument. May also be available at Central Headquarters at 900 Ohio Dr SW.
Park stamp for National Capital Parks-Central
National Capital Parks-East
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Constortium of parks in the east district.
Stamp Location: This stamp, along with most other sites in the National Capital Parks-East district can be found at the information desk just inside the main entrance to the headquarters building at 1900 Anacostia Dr SE, in Anacostia Park. Ask for Sam, he’s the man with the stamps!
Park stamp for National Capital Parks-East
National Capital Region
Park brochure for National Capital Region Synopsis: Consortium of all NPS areas in the capital region.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the Survey Lodge at the Washington Monument & on top of the Washington Monument. See Separate listing for directions.
Park stamp for National Capital Region
National Mall
Park brochure for National Mall
Park Map
Synopsis: Mall provides parkland in the middle of the disctrict surrounded by trees and monuments.
Stamp Location: Stamp is availabale in the Survey Lodge at the base of the Washington Monument & on top of the Washington Monument. See Separate listing for directions.
Park stamp for National Mall
National World War II Memorial
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: The Memorial commemorates the sacrifice and celebrates the victory of the WWII generation.
Stamp Location: A Stamp exists for the memorial, but its current location is unknown. Stamp may be obtained at the sites VC and in the Survey Lodge outside of the Washington Monument. May also be available at Central Headquarters at 900 Ohio Dr SW.
Park stamp not obtained yet
The Old Post Office Tower
Park brochure for The Old Post Office Tower
Park Map
Synopsis: Site preserves building which is one of the last remaining examples of Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture in Washington. Park features a spectacular view from the 270-foot tower observation level, which is one of the best of the nation’s capital.
Stamp Location: The stamp is kept in an ‘information office’ on the lower level where the food court is. The tower is on Pennsylvania Ave, just down the street from the White House VC.
Park stamp for Old Post Office Tower
Pennsylvania Avenue NHS
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: Park includes the avenue known the world over for its celebrations and commemorations.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the Old Post Office Tower. See Separate listing for directions. Stamp is also available in the Survey Lodge on the Mall.
Park stamp for Pennsylvania Avenue NHS
Peterson House
Park brochure for Peterson House Synopsis: Part of Ford’s Theatre NHS, its the house where Lincoln died.
Stamp Location: The stamp is available at the Ford’s Theatre NHS visitor center. See separate listing for directions.
Park stamp for Peterson House
Potomac NHT
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: Trail follows historic sites and a range of recreational and educational opportunities.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in D.C. at the Georgetown VC of the C & O Canal (see separate listing for directions). See also Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania for an additional stamp locations.
Park stamp for Potomac NHT
Rock Creek Park
Park brochure for Rock Creek Park
Park Map
Synopsis: Scenic urban park in the heart of the city.
Stamp Location: Stamp can be obtained at the Nature Center, just south of Military Rd near the parks northern terminus, Pierce Mill along Beach Dr north of Connecticut Ave, the Klingle Mansion and at the Old Stone House along M St in Georgetown.
Park stamp for Rock Creek Park
Sewall-Belmont House NHS
Park brochure for Sewall-Belmont House NHS
Park Map
Synopsis: Its the headquarters of the National Women’s Party (since 1929) and was designated a NHS by congress, so the NPS pays for its restoration, preservation, and maintenance.
Stamp Location: The stamp is available at the house (144 Constitution Ave NE) and at the National Capital Parks-East headquarters (see separate listing for directions).
Park stamp for Sewall-Belmont House NHS
Suitland Parkway
Park brochure not obtained yet Synopsis: Parkway is a limited access scenic roadway that was opened on December 9, 1944, to serve as a rapid transit road between Camp Springs (later renamed Andrews Field) in Prince George’s County, MD, to Bolling Field Air Force Base, and ultimately the Pentagon and downtown Washington.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available at the National Capital Parks-East headquarters. See separate listing for directions.
Park stamp for Suitland Parkway
Theodore Roosevelt Island Park
Park brochure not obtained yet
Park Map
Synopsis: This wooded island in the Potomac is a fitting memorial to the outdoorsman, naturalist, and visionary who was our 26th President.
Stamp Location:Stamp may be obtained on the Island in the summer. See also Virginia for an additional stamp location.
Park stamp not obtained yet
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Park brochure for Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Park Map
Synopsis: Large memorial to a political philosopher, architect,musician, book collector, scientist, horticulturist, diplomat, inventor, and third President of the United States who wrote our Declaration of Independence.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the bookstore beneath the memorial on East Basin Drive, SW. The stamp may also be obtained at the Survey Lodge on the National Mall.
Park stamp for Thomas Jefferson Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Park brochure for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Park Map
Synopsis: A moving memorial to veterans of the Vietnam War.
Stamp Location: The stamp is available at the information kiosk next to the memorial, the Survey Lodge on the Mall and in the bookstore inside the Lincoln Memorial.
Park stamp for Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument
Park brochure for Washington Monument
Park Map
Synopsis: Monument commemorates the life and achievments of George Washington. An elevator can take you to the top of the tallest structure in D.C.
Stamp Location: Stamp is available in the Survey Lodge located at the base of the monument on the National Mall.
Park stamp for Washington Monument
The White House (President’s Park)
Park brochure for The White House (President's Park)
Park Map
Synopsis: Park protects the home of the president and their family. Also known as President’s Park.
Stamp Location: The is available on-site at the Kiosk on the Eclipse and at The White House Visitor Center located in the north end of the Department of Commerce Building between 14th & 15th Sts on Pennsylvania Ave, NW. Closest Metro stops are Federal Triangle (blue/orange line) and Metro Center (red line). Be sure and ask for an information sheet that lists most of the passport stamps in the D.C. area and where to find them. Very informative!
Park stamp for The White House (President's Park)