National Park Seminary Tour

National Park Seminary is a quirky, hidden gem in Silver Spring, Maryland. Located just outside of Washington, D.C., this neighborhood has had many lives, including a tobacco plantation, a resort hotel (1887), a two-year boarding school for women (1894), and an annex to the Walter Reed Army Hospital after World War II. The history and architecture is incredibly unique and fascinating.

the gym

run down building

The National Park Seminary has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1972 and if you’re interested in history, I recommend stopping by for an event or tour. The next event, “The Performing Arts at National Park Seminary,” will be held on May 10th in the gorgeous ballroom.


ballroom 2

To learn more, I strongly recommend taking a guided walking tour, which are available on the fourth Saturday of every month April through November. The cost is $5 for non-members. Don’t forget to bring your camera for photos and your phone for Snapchat. The tour lasts about two hours plus because there is a lot to see and learn.

To get inspired and ready for your visit, read this wonderful article in the Washingtonian.


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