Founded in 1957 to protect the view from Mount Vernon across the Potomac River, the Accokeek Foundation, an educational nonprofit, became one of the nation's first land trusts. Today, the Foundation stewards 200 acres of Piscataway National Park in Accokeek, MD, where visitors can hike a network of trails winding through wetlands, visit a native tree arboretum, and observe an award-winning forest restoration project. The Foundation also runs the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum that depicts a Maryland middle-class family farm on the eve of the American Revolution. Through their heritage breed livestock and seed saving programs, nearly extinct heirloom crops and animals are preserved for future generations.
Photo: Accokeek Foundation
HoursThe National Colonial Farm and the Visitor Center are open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday from mid-March to mid-December. Saturday and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., mid-December to mid-March.
Piscataway Park is open from dawn to dusk daily.
The Ecosystem Farm is open to the public by appointment only by calling 301.283.2113.