Piscataway Park | PICNIC AREAS

Picnic tables at the Colonial Farm

Picnic tables at the National Colonial Farm

There are two picnic areas at Piscataway Park.

NATIONAL COLONIAL FARM PICNIC AREA

Picnic tables are located just outside the farm Visitor Center. There is also a small covered pavilion that can be rented for those wanting to host a large picnic at the farm. See the Accokeek Foundation’s Rentals web page for more information.

Picnic pavilion at the National Colonial Farm

Picnic pavilion at the National Colonial Farm

MARSHALL HALL PICNIC AREA

Picnic tables at Marshall Hall

Picnic tables at Marshall Hall

There are a couple of picnic tables located under some shade trees near the ruins of Marshall Hall, a mansion dating from the mid-1700s, and a cement pad with a few more tables out in the sunshine on the grounds of the mansion. Next to the pad is a structure that looks like some sort of fountain, but it is actually an old, non-functioning grill. The area was an amusement park from the 1890s all the way until 1980, and during the late 1960s a large picnic pavilion was constructed. Maybe the grill and concrete pad are remnants of the old pavilion? Regardless, this certainly isn’t a place you would come to for a family outing, but instead serves those who stop at Marshall Hall to check out the old mansion ruins or to launch a boat at the nearby Marshall Hall Landing Boat Ramp.

Old grill

Old grill

Marshall Hall survived all the way until 1981, when somebody put a match to it and burned it down.

Ruins of Marshall Hall

Ruins of Marshall Hall

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Last updated on April 17, 2020
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