• Fall at Wolf Trap

    Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts


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  • New for Filene Center Performances 2014: Cooler inspections and size limits

    All picnic baskets and coolers, regardless of size, will be inspected when entering. No container may be larger than 48 qts or 15” x 15” x 22”. As always, packages, bags, and other containers are subject to inspection. Please allow a little extra time.

Trees and Shrubs

Azaleas and lilacs in springtime bloom beside the Ranger Station at Wolf Trap.

Springtime at Wolf Trap


With a variety of habitats, from year-round wetlands to steep, dry slopes, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is home to dozens of vegetative species in its woodland areas. As a former farm, the developed areas of the park have a wealth of ornamental plants like azalea, cherry, dogwood, iris, lilac, rose althea and spirea that were popular garden plants in the mid 20th century.

There are known species of hardwoods and other native flora in the park like ash, American Holly, beech, oaks, pines, tulip tree and wild azalea. An inventory of both native and garden plants by scientists from the University of Maryland began in April 2004.

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Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods

The Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap presents shows for children in the summer. More...