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Home > Visit a Gateway > Rock Creek Park
Rock Creek Park - Washington, DC
Activities: Rock Creek Park is a place to play soccer, picnic, hike, bike and rollerblade, play tennis, fish, golf, horseback ride, listen to a concert, or attend programs with a park ranger.
Biking Fishing Hiking Tours / Walking Tours

Nature Center and Planetarium:

  • Open All Year Wednesday through Sunday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Phone: 202-895-6070
  • Location: 5200 Glover Road, NW Washington, DC 20015
  • Closures: Mondays and Tuesdays, New Year's, 4th of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • Special Programs: Public programs, including nature programs and planetarium shows, available weekdays at 4:00PM and throughout the weekend. Additionally, groups may reserve educational programs Wednesday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Exhibits: Nature exhibits (Exhibit Hall with plants and animals found in the park and a new, bilingual and interactive, Discover/ Descubra Rock Creek Park exhibit on the habitats found in the park), nature trails, trail for the visually impaired and a Discovery Room for preschool children.
  • Available Facilities: Information desk and Restrooms.

Old Stone House

  • Open All Year Group tours (10 or more) available by reservation.
  • Phone: 202-895-6070 for info
  • Location: 3051 M Street, NW Washington, DC
  • Special Programs: Group(10 or more)tours of the Old Stone House by reservation only. For information call 202-895-6070
  • Exhibits: Colonial house, displays on 18th century living, flower/ herb garden.
  • Available Facilities: Information desk, Book Store

Peirce Barn:

  • Open All Year Saturday and Sunday noon to 4:00PM
  • Phone: 202-282-0927
  • Location: Tilden and Beach Drive
  • Special Programs: Public Ranger led nature and historical programs. Environmental, Cultural and Historical education programs by reservation. Call (202) 895-6070.
  • Exhibits: Mills of Rock Creek Park and The Peirce Estate
  • Available Facilities: Information desk, Rest Rooms

Peirce Mill

  • Phone: 202-282-0927
  • Closed for repairs until further notice. For futher information contact the Rock Creek Park Nature Center at (202)895-6070
Size: 1,755 acres
Accessibility: All sites are handicapped accessible.

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