Navigation Bar [see links below]Contact the Friends of Peirce MillSee other sites about MillingJoin the Friends of Peirce MillSee issues of our newsletterGet answers to commonly asked questionsLearn about the restoration efforts at the MillLearn about the History of the MillTake a tour of the Mill and get directions

Peirce Mill Photo

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.


Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.:

Rock Creek Park Day will be held this year at Peirce Mill. The mill will grind corn, and there will be demonstrations of old-time skills such as log hewing and dry stone wall construction. Also—live bluegrass music, children's games, and food trucks!

Saturday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.:

Watch heritage open hearth cooking including fruit turnovers that are prepared in a skillet. Try your hand at the hand-cranked press, making cider the old-fashioned way. Games for children, tours of the mill, and videos on mill history and 19th century bread making. Mill will be grinding corn.

Saturday, Oct 18:

Casey Trees volunteers will plant the demonstration historic Peirce Orchard behind the barn, and dozens of native trees in adjacent area cleared of invasive plants.

Early November: Mill closes for the season.

Snapping Turtle

Friends of Peirce Mill board member Kurt Luginbyhl with snapping turtle he netted from the tailrace and returned to a more expansive habitat in creek.

New Roof

Workers put a new wood shingle roof on the Peirce springhouse in September.

bread-making video
Click to view new bread-making video.

Join us on Facebook!

Peirce Mill Book
New history of Peirce Mill available!

Join Us Online
Visit Peirce Mill on your phone.

Join or Donate
Join and contribute.

Last Updated Oct. 2008