Places to Go

Start your park experience with a visit to one of the three visitor centers in Rock Creek Park. Friendly staff are available to answer your questions and help you plan a visit to the surrounding sites at each location.

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Nature Center and Planetarium

Rock Creek Park Nature Center and Planetarium is the main visitor contact facility in the park.

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Peirce Mill

Learn about industrial history of the Rock Creek Valley and about one of the families who lived here in the 1700s and 1800s.

A two story stone house with small porch leading to door on second floor.
Old Stone House

The Old Stone House in Georgetown provides visitors with information on early life in the American Colonies.

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Georgetown Sites

The National Park Service sites in Georgetown showcase the vibrant history and evolution of the City of Washington.

A fountain sprays water into the air over a smooth marble splash pad
Fountains in the Park

Learn more about the ornamental and memorial fountains in the park.

A statue of a woman wearing armor astride a horse.  She holds a sword in the air.
Joan of Arc

What to see in Meridian Hill Park .

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Civil War Sites

Learn about the Civil War sites managed by Rock Creek Park and the Civil War Defenses of Washington.


Places in Rock Creek Park

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    Last updated: May 27, 2022

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    Mailing Address:

    5200 Glover Rd, NW
    Washington, DC 20015


    202 895-6000
    Rock Creek Park's main phone line.

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