Theodore Roosevelt Island Park

In the 1930s landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Today miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist. Theodore Roosevelt Island makes a great classroom! With such diverse human and natural history, you are guaranteed to find landforms, wildlife, or historic resources that bring your curriculum to life. Park staff offer two formal field trips, Mr. Lincoln's Soldiers or Wings Over Woodlands and Wetlands, as well as a traveling trunk.
 
Contact Info
Address: George Washington Memorial Pkwy, Washington, DC 20037. District of Columbia. Tel: 703-289-2500. Website: www.nps.gov/this/index.htm. Hrs: 6AM - 10PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Environmental Science.