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?
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.