Activities & Resources
Accokeek Foundation050in Accokeek, MD 20607
about Accokeek Foundation:
Piscataway Park is home to bald eagles, beaver, deer, fox, osprey, and many other species. The park also has a public fishing pier and two boardwalks over fresh water tidal wetlands, a variety of nature trails, meadows, and woodland areas. Discovery Packs, self-guided educational kits, and birding kits (complete with field guides, binoculars, and a spotting scope) can be borrowed from the Visitor Center, and contain activities and information about the plants and animals found here.
The Foundation also runs the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum that depicts a Maryland middle-class family farm on the eve of the American Revolution. Weekend visitors to the National Colonial Farm may see sewing, cooking, spinning, dyeing, candlemaking, gardening, woodworking, and colonial games.
The Foundation also operates a Visitor Center and Museum Gift Shop. You can pick up a site map and informational brochures at the Visitor Center. The Gift Shop carries unique pottery, children's toys, jewelry, soaps and lotions, candles, and a variety of books on history and organic gardening.