See Mount Vernon From Piscataway Park

"No estate in the United America is more pleasantly situated than this." George Washington describing Mount Vernon, situated across the river.

View of Mount Vernon across the Potomac from Piscataway Park in Maryland.
View of Mount Vernon across the Potomac from Piscataway Park in Maryland.

NPS

Mount Vernon sits in the distance across the river from Piscataway Park.
Mount Vernon sits in the distance across the river from Piscataway Park.

NPS

Two hundred years ago, George Washington described Mount Vernon by saying, "No estate in the United America is more pleasantly situated than this." Today, the breathtaking view of the Maryland fields and hillsides across the Potomac River look much as they did in Washington's time.

As a scenic easement meant to preserve the view from Mt. Vernon, Piscataway Park is a testament to the rich history of the Potomac River.

A place of great natural beauty, Piscataway Park is home to bald eagles, beaver, deer, fox, osprey, and many other species. To complement the surroundings, the park has, in addition to a public fishing pier and two boardwalks over fresh water tidal wetlands, a variety of nature trails, meadows, and woodland areas, each with unique features.

Details

Leashed pets are welcome on all park trails, parking lots and picnic areas. There are no off-leash areas on the trail. Owners must have physical control of the animal, using a six foot leash, at all times. Electronic or 'shock' collars do not count as a leash. With the exception of service dogs, pets are not permitted in the visitor center, or on ranger-led programs.

 

Piscataway Park - $0.00

All areas of Piscataway Park are free to the public.

National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park - $0.00

The farm is free to the public. The Accokeek Foundation the operates the farm has special events throughout the year, some of the events have a fee.

3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek MD 20607 

 

National Colonial Farm 


13551 Fort Washington Road 
Fort Washington, MD 20616

Directions from the D.C. area Take the beltway (I-295 or I-495) going south. Take exit 3 to Indian Head Highway (MD Route 210 South), go approximately 9.2 miles. After you pass Farmington Road, you will take a right at the next stop light onto Livingston Road (look for B&J Carryout). Drive one block and turn right on Biddle Road. At the stop sign, turn left on Bryan Point Road and follow 3.5 miles to the end. Make a right into the visitors parking lot.

Directions from route 301, Crain Highway In Waldorf, MD, turn right onto Route 228 and follow seven miles to the end. Turn right (north) onto Indian Head highway and move into the far left lane. Take the next left turn onto Livingston Road (look for B&J Carryout). Drive one block and turn right on Biddle Road. At the stop sign, turn left on Bryan Point Road and follow 3.5 miles to the end. Make a right into the visitors parking lot.

 

Piscataway Park

The historic farm area of National Colonial Farm is open March through December 10 am until 4 pm Tuesday through Sunday. It is closed from December through March. The fishing pier and parking lot is open during daylight hours. The gate at Accokeek Creek Site opens at 9:00 am to access the inner parking lot. The outer parking lot is open during daylight hours. Farmington Landing Site and Marshall Hall Site are open during daylight hours.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Monday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Tuesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Wednesday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Thursday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Friday: Sunrise - Sunset
  • Saturday: Sunrise - Sunset
Accessibility Information

The Accokeek Creek boardwalk and the path to the Marshall Hall ruins are mobility accessible. Many other areas of the park are undeveloped and can pose accessibility challenges. Please contact our ranger staff at (301) 763 4600 with any questions about accessibility.

You may wish to learn about the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Access Pass.

Last updated: May 15, 2017