The Griffin Discovery Room is a hands-on space for children and families to learn about the past and discover their own place in history:

  • Become an archaeologist and dig and analyze artifacts
  • Design and construct buildings at the block table
  • Print a miniature copy of the Declaration of Independence
  • Share family stories through an oral history interview
  • Curl up with a good book in the reading nook

The Griffin Discovery Room has reopened in a new location at the Woodland Pavilion next to the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center.

Open daily from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. 
Holiday weekend hours (Jan 13 - 15, Feb 17 - 19): 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Mountaintop Activity Center

Write with a quill pen, crack a code with a wheel cipher, and explore mystery objects. Located outdoors by the North Terrace of the main house, across from the Farm Shop.