Access to Peirce Mill is limited
Due to flooding access to Peirce Mill is limited to the main level. National Park Service staff will continue to be available to answer questions about the mill during normal operating hours. The lower level will be closed until cleaned.
The Peirce Mill and Estate
Peirce Mill was built in the 1820's, and operated commercially until 1897. The United States Government acquired the mill as part of Rock Creek in 1892. Peirce Mill has recently been refurbished and operates on special occasions. Peirce Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Did You Know?
The most productive time for Peirce Mill was during the Civil War. During this time, Peirce Mill and all the other millworks along Rock Creek were processing grains to supply flour and meal for Union soldiers stationed in Washington, DC and abroad.