Next, wind your way down Bryan Point Road, through the lush greenery of one of the area’s largest natural preserves – the farms of Piscataway Park. No matter what your story is, you’ll find something to connect with here. The park is open daily to offer a quiet landscape for recreation and reflection. At National Colonial Farm, see what life was like for a typical Maryland tobacco farm family in the 18th century. Tour historic buildings or visit endangered heritage breeds of livestock. Walk the woods and fields to experience the beauty and diversity of the traditional homeland of the Piscataway People. Travel back in time with hands-on history demonstrations and a museum theater, or create your own adventure with geocaching. Help restore this sacred landscape by clearing invasive plants or picking up trash along the Potomac River shoreline. Plan your visit today.
The Accokeek Foundation partners with the National Park Service to steward 200 acres of Piscataway Park, which encompasses 5,000 acres along the Potomac River. An effort that began out of a desire to preserve the view across the river from George Washington’s Mount Vernon has preserved much more. The full conservation area now protects a wealth of environmental, cultural and historic resources, from wetlands to farms to nationally significant historic sites.