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Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC
Peirce Mill re-opened as an educational historic site in October, 2011. The $3 million restoration campaign was led by the Friends of Peirce Mill, the non-profit partner of the National Park Service.


MILL OPEN

Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mill grinding second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


EXPANDING THE ORCHARD

The National Park Service has almost finished clearing the site of invasive vines and shrubs. The Friends plan this year to complete the planting of a small apple grove on the location of the sprawling Peirce Plantation orchard that supplied fruit throughout the 19th century. The three dwarf Stayman trees, planted two years ago, are flourishing on the slope just behind the barn information center.

WHAT'S A "SPYLO"?

That's the name miller Jeanne Minor (above) has given to the small shed currently used for storing corn to be ground at the mill. Park maintenance staff believe the curious little building, standing all by its lonesome on the other side of Tilden Street... (read more)

 
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Last Updated Oct. 2008