• Peirce Mill

    Peirce Mill

    District of Columbia

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  • 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.

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?

Pierce Mill

Although raised in the Quaker faith, Isaac Peirce and his descendants owned numerous slaves on the Peirce Estate. In 1862, with the passage of the District of Columbia Emancipation Act, the enslaved Africans on the Peirce estate acquired their freedom.