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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 Reopens April 3

The mill reopens April 3, 2015. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. Demonstrations of corn grinding on the mill stones are on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Volunteers Plant Orchard, Native Trees

Casey Trees volunteers planted 43 trees on the slope near the barn October 18. Of these, 17 were apples and pear trees for the historic Peirce Orchard. The remainder were oaks, maples, pines and other native trees for the first stage of the restoration of the wooded area behind the orchard site. The Friends of Peirce Mill was selected for Casey's Community Tree Planting program in which the organization provides free trees and technical assistance as part of its mission to restore Washington DC's tree canopy.

Plan Set for Barrel Hoist Restoration

The Friends have submitted an initial proposal to the National Park Service to restore the water-powered hoisting mechanism that moved barrels and sacks of flour between floors during the mill's commercial operation. We're excited to be working on a project that will activate another part of the mill's amazing array of animated machinery.

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Last Updated Oct. 2008