Operating Hours & Seasons

Rock Creek Park is open year-round during daylight hours. The park is closed after dark.

Within Rock Creek Park there are three main visitor centers where you can meet a ranger, obtain information and advice, and learn about nature and/or history.

An image of the front of the Nature Center in spring, including the sign outside which reads, "Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium"

The Nature Center

The Nature Center includes exhibits, a planetarium, a bookstore, bathrooms, water. Ranger-led programs may be available.

Wednesday - Sunday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mondays and Tuesdays, as well as Thanksgiving, December 25 and January 1.

Children look up at the planetarium ceiling, which displays stars relative to one another's size.


Join us for a free ranger-led planetarium show!

Our programs happen at the following times:

Young Planetarium

Wednesdays | 4:00 PM
Appropriate for ages 4 - 10

Seasonal Night Sky

Saturdays and Sundays | 1:00 PM

Exploring the Universe

Saturdays and Sundays | 4:00 PM

The planetarium is otherwise closed, except by special arrangement. If you are looking to make reservations for a class or large group, check the Planetarium Education webpage.

An angled view up at one of the exterior windows at Old Stone House. The image is framed with fronds of a plant.

Old Stone House

Old Stone House is located in Georgetown and is the oldest building in Washington, DC.

Open daily (ground floor only), with holiday hours from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Upper floors to reopen with new exhibits by spring 2019

A look downwards at the mill stone and corn feeder at Peirce Mill.

Peirce Mill and Barn

Peirce Mill is open to the public throughout the year. Look below for seasonal details

Summer | April to October

Friday to Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fall and Winter | November to February

Saturday and Sunday
12 noon - 4:00 PM

Closed December 25

Closed New Years Day

Spring | March

Saturday and Sunday
10:00AM - 4:00 PM


Last updated: July 28, 2020

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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