Prince George's County Sights

Piscataway Park

  • 3400 Bryan Point Rd. Map It
  • Accokeek
  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Published 07/22/2015

Fodor's Review

On 4,000 acres of land bought to protect the view from Mount Vernon across the river, Piscataway Park attracts history buffs, horticulturists, naturalists, hikers, and families. At National Colonial Farm you can walk through a middle-class 18th-century farm dwelling and tobacco barn, as well as reproductions of a meat house and out-kitchen used by farmers not quite as prosperous as the Washingtons on the other side of the Potomac. Guides point out the farmhouse's most valuable materials: the glass in the windows and the ropes supporting the bed. Old-time animal breeds and heirloom crop varieties are both raised here. Also on hand is an herb garden as well as bluebirds, great blue herons, and bald eagles.

Sight Information

Address:

3400 Bryan Point Rd., 5 mi south of Fort Washington Park, Accokeek, Maryland, 20607, United States

Map It

Phone:

301-283–2113-Accokeek Foundation; 301-283–0112-National Park Service

Website: www.nps.gov/pisc

Sight Details:

  • Park daily dawn–dusk; National Colonial Farm mid-Mar.–mid-Dec., Tues.–Sun. 10–4; tours weekends at 1; mid-Dec.–mid.-Mar., weekends 10–4.

Published 07/22/2015

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