Heritage Day

Peirce Mill in Autumn
A photograph of Peirce Mill

Heritage Day

Fun, food, music and more!

Presented by Rock Creek Park and the Friends of Peirce Mill.

Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2401 Tilden St NW
Washington, DC 20008
United States

Step Back in Time!
Step back in time on Saturday, October 14 for the Heritage Day festival at historic Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park.

Visitors to the restored and operating 19th century grist mill can watch a blacksmith work his forge. A special attraction this year will be demonstrations of West African Weaving by Master Weaver Chapuchi Bobbo Ahiagble.

At center stage is the last remaining mill in Washington, DC. Visitors can witness the intricate workings of this four-story machine as it grinds corn into meal, powered by a giant water wheel.

Milling demonstrations will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Enjoy hands-on art and crafts activities for children, live bluegrass and more. Food will be available for purchase.

Getting Here:
Note: Due to construction, Beach Drive north of Tilden Street is closed. Please find alternative routes.

Parking is available at:

Picnic Grove 1(off of Tilden Street)
Metro station is Van Ness on the Red line.

Last updated: September 24, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

5200 Glover Rd, NW
Washington, DC 20015


(202) 895-6000
Rock Creek Park administrative offices can be reached at 202-895-6000. For general information call 202-895-6070 Wednesday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and dial 0.

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