colonial farm as backdrop of special event

Table settings and catering services provided by Susan Gage Caterers.

Located minutes from the National Harbor, Alexandria, and downtown Washington, D.C., the National Colonial Farm and Piscataway Park grounds offers a beautiful, pastoral landscape along the Potomac River as the backdrop for your next special occasion. Whether you are looking for a peaceful setting for an outdoor wedding, birthday celebration, or family gathering, an indoor facility for your next corporate retreat or meeting, the Accokeek Foundation offers year-round rental opportunities to suit your special event needs.

Rental Options:

Education Center Standard Rate
$250 half day or $500 full day

Education Center Nonprofit Rate
$75 half day and $150 full day

Picnic Pavilion Reservations
$25 non-refundable deposit to hold

Education Center reservations include use of the circle space. To create an unique outdoor experience, optional special use of National Colonial Farm exhibit area is available for an additional $100. Contact the Rental Coordinator to inquire about availability and make reservations for your event today!

Video courtesy of Derek Fowler Productions.

About the Education Center

education center front smallWith support from foundations, corporations, state and federal government, and committed individual donors, the Accokeek Foundation constructed its Education Center in 2005.  A model of environmentally friendly sustainable design–from its vegetated roof, wildlife habitat, and rain gardens, to rain barrels and recycled materials–this “green” building creates opportunities for conservation education and provides space for public programs including lectures, workshops, classes, community forums, and special events. These green features are just another way the Accokeek Foundation uses the physical environment (natural and human-made) as a living classroom.

The Education Center measures 44′ by 26′, has a vaulted ceiling, plenty of light and glass doors leading to the deck which provide natural sunlight and views of the landscape. A pull-down screen is available for slide presentations, and some audiovisual equipment is available for use. Restrooms and a prep kitchen are adjacent to the meeting room. Maximum room capacity is 185 people (standing) and 120 (seated).