Located minutes from the National Harbor, Alexandria, and downtown Washington, D.C., the Accokeek Foundation’s Education Center was designed with a vision of sustainability at its core.

With green features such as a living roof, well designed daylighting, FSC certified wood, and rainwater reuse, we are able to minimize the short and long term impact of this building on the surrounding ecosystems, as well as regional demands and air, water and light pollution. Surrounded by expansive views of the National Colonial Farm, pastoral fields, the Potomac River and Mount Vernon, the Center and the surrounding grounds is an ideal location to host a special event, corporate retreat, or organizational meeting.

Ceremony and Reception

$2000 package
  • 8 hour rental*

– Choice of backdrop for Ceremony** (18th century historic Tobacco Barn, 18th century historic farmhouse “Laurel Branch”, Museum Garden)

– Use of the “Education Center” and the surrounding lawn space for reception, catering staging, bridal party suite. The facilities use includes access to a full kitchen and restrooms.

– Tables available for guest check-in and gift tables.

– Onsite staff available to assist with set-up (9 am – 4 pm)

Ceremony Only

$850 package
  • 3 hour rental*

– Choice of backdrop for Ceremony** (18th century historic Tobacco Barn, 18th century historic farmhouse “Laurel Branch”, Museum Garden)

– Use of “Education Center” for bridal party suite

– Onsite staff available to assist with set-up (9 am – 4 pm)

 

 

 

Full Day Rental

Education Center and Facilities
$1000 package

Meeting and retreat rentals include:

– Use of kitchen and facilities for full day (8 hours)***

– Use of projector and screen

– Set up and break down of tables and chairs by Accokeek Foundation staff

Half Day Rental

Education Center and Facilities
$500 package

Meeting and retreat rentals include:

– Use of kitchen and facilities for half day (4 hours)***

– Use of projector and screen

– Set up and break down of tables and chairs by Accokeek Foundation staff

Non-Profit or Community Partner Rate
Approved non-profit organizations and Accokeek Foundation community partners,  including active members, will receive a discounted rental rate. Inquire with the rental coordinator by email or call 301-283-2113 to learn if you qualify.

Picnic Pavilion Reservations (Required)
$100 non-refundable deposit to hold

2 hour rental during designated times:

  • Weekdays: 2 – 4 pm
  • Weekends: 10 am – 12 pm OR 1 – 3 pm

Celebrate your child’s next birthday at Piscataway Park, and enjoy a nature-themed party!

Member Rate

Birthday Party
$150 package

Birthday party rentals for kids include:

 

– 2 hour reserved indoor rental space and set-up for up to 15 kids

– 1-hour guided farm tour

– Birthday hat or bonnet for the birthday boy or girl

NON-Member Rate

Birthday Party
$200 package

Birthday party rentals for kids include:

– 2 hour reserved indoor rental space and set-up for up to 15 kids

– 1-hour guided farm tour

– Birthday hat or bonnet for the birthday boy or girl

– 1 Year Family membership

Rental Agreement and Cancellation Policy

All site rental agreements require both a non-refundable deposit to reserve your date and a security deposit refundable if the site is left in good condition. A deposit totaling 50% of the rental plus a $250 security deposit along with signed rental agreement is required to hold your reserved date. The deposit is credited to the total balance due for the rental, and is non-refundable should a cancellation occur with a less than 30 day notice. The $250 security deposit will be refunded should the site be left in good condition.

Contact the Rental Coordinator to inquire about availability and make reservations for your event today!

Piscataway Park & Picnic Rules:

  • Piscataway Park is federally-owned property of the National Park Service, and is operated and managed by the Accokeek Foundation (non-profit) through a cooperative agreement.
  • All park visitors are responsible for complying with park regulations and public law. Permit holders are also responsible for the conduct of the group and may be held liable for any damage to government property.
  • Piscataway Park is an alcohol free park. Alcoholic beverages of all types are prohibited in the park without appropriate special use permit, certificate of insurance, and alcohol license.
  • DJs or amplified music are not allowed in the park.
  • Amusements such as slides, space walks, pony rides, bouncy castles and other activities that require a structure or use of animals will not be allowed in the park. Be sure to check with the park before arranging for any type of amusement service.
  • Open fires are prohibited. All fires must be contained using a portable firepit or charcoal grill, and fires must be extinguished before leaving the picnic area.
  • Portable, self-standing charcoal grills may be brought into the park and used in the picnic area.
  • Propane and tabletop grills are not allowed.
  • There is no electricity in the picnic areas.
  • Generators are only allowed by permit only and must conform to the safety regulations stated within the permit.
  • Dogs and other pets must be on a leash at all times. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
  • Drivers must observe all traffic rules and drive carefully at all times. The maximum speed limit in the park is 15 mph.
  • Vehicles must stay on established roads and park only in marked spaces within designated areas.
  • Vehicle parking on the grass is not allowed and permit holder may be charged the cost of repairing any damage to lawn areas.
  • Permittee may NOT drive on the grass to unload/load.
  • Tables are not to be moved from one area to another. Each area has enough tables to accommodate the maximum capacity of the area.
  • Signs, banners, markers, or other devices are not to be attached to any tree, park sign, lamp post, fence or other structures. Self-standing signs may be used to identify the picnic group but must be removed before leaving the area. Balloons are not allowed to be placed or tied on any table or sign.
  • Screen type tents or sun protection may be erected provided the structure is less than 15 feet long and 15 feet wide and stakes do not exceed 18 inches.
  • Any permitted picnic area use must be concluded before sunset. The park closes at dark, and gates are locked.

*Additional hours may be added to rental at the rate of $250 per hour.
**Choice of location is subject to availability. Other areas on the property, not rented by the client, may be in use by the general public at the same time.
***Includes one pot of regular coffee, hot water for tea, creamer and sugar set up. Add a specialty tour of the National Colonial Farm or the Accokeek Foundation’s certified-organic Ecosystem Farm for an additional fee.