Wolf Trap Information
The Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts saw its beginnings as a donation from Catherine Filene Shouse; when intrusive roads and buildings began to threaten the area, she decided to preserve the former farm as a park. In 1966, Congress accepted this and officially made the then-called Wolf Trap Farm Park the the first national park for the performing arts!
Containing 117-acres of stunning parkland, the Wolf Trap National Park is home to the much-loved Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods and the Filene Center, known for its beautiful architecture. Offering dining and hospitality throughout the summer, the park is also a popular destination year-round for picnics, hiking, and sledding.
The official partner to the National Park Service, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit organisation, dedicated to providing inspiring and enriching experiences in the performing arts for the enjoyment and education of a wide range of audiences.