• 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?

Peirce Mill

After the federal government purchased the Peirce Estate in 1890, The Peirce family was allowed to continue operation of the mill. In 1897, after 77 years of operation, the main drive shaft of the mill broke and the Peirce family abandoned the mill altogether.