Rock Creek National Park

Rock Creek National Park, Picnic Grove 1Rock Creek Park is truly a gem in our nation’s capital. It offers visitors an opportunity to reflect and soothe their spirits through the beauty of nature. Fresh air, majestic trees, wild animals, and the ebb and flow of Rock Creek emanate the delicate aura of the forest.

Rock Creek National Park MapOur country’s history abounds within the park. Visitors walk in the footsteps of Piscataway Indians, the Old Stone House attests to a time when Washington, D.C. was a new capital, Peirce Mill reminds us how a new technology aided the economic growth of the nation, and Civil War remnants divulge stories of unrest. Ultimately, the establishment of Rock Creek Park in 1890, “…for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States” served as an inspiration for the creation of future National Parks.

Location: Rock Creek National Park is in Washington, D.C.

For more information on Rock Creek National Park, including directions, visitor information and hours of operation, visit their official website: http://www.nps.gov/rocr/