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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:

  1. Wolf Trap is a National Park. The only national park dedicated to the performing arts. The land was donated to the government in 1966.
  2. For concert goers, it is also the only National Park that allows alcoholic beverages.
  3. The park spans 130 acres in Vienna, Virginia.
  4. 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.
  5. Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts began as a donation from Catherine Filene Shouse. The Filene Center was named after her.
  6. The first concert was held in 1969.

Visit to learn more and see this year’s entertainment schedule!

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