The History of Rock Creek Park

A Talk with Scott Einberger

Historical photo of Rock Creek Park

Interpretive Park Ranger and author Scott Einberger will discuss his new book, The History of Rock Creek Park : Wilderness and Washington, D.C., on Saturday, September 6 at 3:30 p.m.



"Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park stands as a wild and wonderful natural gem among a burgeoning metropolis. But while local residents flock to its trails and roads on weekends to hike, jog and bicycle, they are largely unaware of its diverse history. The park’s grounds were the site of the bloody Civil War Battle of Fort Stevens, and presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson exercised and picnicked in the park the same way many visitors do today. From the cabin of eccentric poet Joaquin Miller to the oldest house in Washington today, the many stories and legends surrounding the park are sure to entertain and inform. Join DC author, historian, and National Park Service interpretive park ranger Scott Einberger as he traces the human, environmental, and urban history of Rock Creek Park, the largest park in the nation’s capital."