Plan Your Visit
Peirce Mill is an 1800s water-powered gristmill that still operates. A visit to the historic mill will introduce you to the national capital's agricultural and farming past as well as Industrial Revolution technology. The mill is currently open Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mill demonstrations occur on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The adjacent Peirce Barn, with exhibits on the "Peirce Plantation" as well as historic mills of the Rock Creek Valley, is open as staffing allows. For more information, click the links at left.
Did You Know?
Although scenic and picturesque in nature, the Peirce Mill Dam that one can see today was not part of the operations of the mill. The dam was placed in Rock Creek in the early 1900’s when Peirce Mill was converted into a teahouse.