Peirce Mill
National Park Service
Washington, DC

Our team returned the Peirce Mill, the only remaining 19th-century grist mill site in Washington, DC, to production and operation under renewed water supply and power. Embracing a holistic approach, we leveraged 21st century technologies and managed cultural resources to recreate the mill race and mill yard. Transformed into an authentic demonstration museum, the property provides a true, interpretative experience for visitors to explore and enjoy. The Cultural Landscape Report and Historic Structures Report guided our documentation of the site’s history and evolution, providing a roadmap for its restoration. Encompassing site work for both interpretive and visitor needs, the reintroduced historic road trace provides an accessible path to the mill and a modern multi-purpose bike and pedestrian trail throughout the property.

The Solution


  • Historic Preservation Award of Merit, American Institute of Architects | Virginia Society
  • Award for Excellence in Historic Preservation, DC Preservation League and DC Office of Planning
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