Interesting Facts About Wolf Trap
For many Fairfax County residents, summer just isn’t summer without a trip or two (or three) to Wolf Trap.
Here are some things you may not have known about this local treasure:
- Wolf Trap is a National Park. The only national park dedicated to the performing arts. The land was donated to the government in 1966.
- For concert goers, it is also the only National Park that allows alcoholic beverages.
- The park spans 130 acres in Vienna, Virginia.
- Through a partnership and collaboration of the National Park Service and the non-profit Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, the Park offers both natural and cultural resources.
- Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts began as a donation from Catherine Filene Shouse. The Filene Center was named after her.
- The first concert was held in 1969.
Visit wolftrap.org to learn more and see this year’s entertainment schedule!