Washington, DC 20008
Peirce Mill was built in the 1820s, and operated commercially until 1897. The United States Government acquired the mill as part of Rock Creek Park in 1892. Currently the mill is not operating, but it is being preserved. Peirce Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Hours + Fees
Peirce Mill is closed for repairs until further notice.
Peirce Barn is open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4:00 PM, June 1st to November 30th.
Map + Directions
Peirce Mill and Barn are located at the corner of Tilden Street (same as Park Road), NW and Beach Drive, Washington, DC 20015.
Via Route 66
Take Route 66 across the Teddy Roosevelt Bridge. Get in the right lane on the bridge, and take the ramp for Independence Avenue. Turn right at the bottom of the ramp (heading towards the Kennedy Center along the river; this is Ohio Drive, but it's not marked as such). After passing the Kennedy Center (under its terrace) and Watergate, continue straight onto Rock Creek Parkway. When the parkway ends (near Connecticut and Calvert), continue north on Beach Drive. You will pass the zoo and Peirce Mill. Continue on Beach Drive to first stop light. Turn left onto Tilden drive, cross the bridge and turn right into the parking lot. Peirce Mill is the stone building to your right. Peirce Barn is the stone building to your left.
Via the Beltway or Maryland
Take the Beltway north into Maryland; exit at Connecticut Ave. and proceed southbound toward Chevy Chase. Continue down Connecticut past the University of the District of Columbia. One block past the university turn left onto Tilden Street. Follow Tilden to the bottom of the hill and turn left into the parking lot at Peirce Mill. Via the Chain Bridge (VA): At the end of the bridge, turn right onto Canal Road. Make the first left (at the light) onto Arizona Avenue. Proceed on Arizona until you come to Van Ness Street. At Van Ness make a right and follow Van Ness to Connecticut. Make a right onto Connecticut, south bound). Follow to Tilden Street and make a left. Follow Tilden to the bottom of the hill and turn left into the parking lot in front of Peirce Mill. Dupont Circle: Proceed Northeast on New Hampshire Avenue for approximately half a mile when it will intersect 16th Street. Head north on 16th Street, towards the Maryland border. At the headquarters for the DC Department of Recreation and Parks follow the signs to Park Road (you will make a left exist of off 16th Street and then a right onto Park Road). Follow Park road to Beach Drive (you will have to bear to the right at the stop light at Klingle Road). Cross Beach Drive and turn right into the first parking lot.