Hours of Operation
Starting in April, the mill and visitor center at the barn are open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The mill will grind grain the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, with guided tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. On the first and third Saturdays, and every Sunday, tours will be at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., but with no mill operation. Please call 202-895-6070 to confirm hours and operation before your visit, or to make reservations for group tours.
From downtown Washington, DC, take the Rock Creek & Potomac
Parkway 2.5 miles north to the intersection with Beach Drive. Bear right
on Beach Drive, passing through the tunnel and continuing on past the
National Zoological Park. Stay on Beach Drive until you reach the first
traffic light, Tilden Street. Turn left at the light, cross the bridge
over Rock Creek, and Peirce Mill is immediately to the right.
An alternate route from downtown is to head North on Connecticut
Avenue and, a few blocks after passing through Cleveland Park, turn
right on Tilden Street. Peirce Mill is at the bottom of the hill on
the left just before the bridge over Rock Creek.
- Peirce Mill can also be reached on foot from the Cleveland
Park Metrorail Station. Exit the Metro Station following the stairs
to Connecticut Avenue-East, then walk along Connecticut Avenue about
two blocks until you reach a small brown sign marking the "Melvin
Hazen Trail." Take the half-mile trail downhill into Rock Creek
Park. The trail ends at Picnic Grove 1 near the creek; turn left and
the mill is one block ahead, just across Tilden Street.
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