Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

1500 Anacostia Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20019- Map It
(202) 692-6080

AAA Editor Notes

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is w. of I-295 (Kenilworth Ave.) at 1500 Anacostia Dr. N.E., between Quarles and Douglas sts. This stretch of marshland along the Anacostia River provides good bird-watching opportunities. Water lilies, lotuses, water hyacinths and other aquatic plants bloom from May through September; the best flower viewing is before 11 a.m. Walking trails make the “gardens” accessible. A boardwalk leads to a wetlands area, and a river trail offers views of the Anacostia. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
Free.
Hours: Daily 9-5, Apr.-Oct.; 8-4, rest of year. Guided tours are given daily at 10 (also Sat.-Sun. at 2). Closed Jan. 1, Thanksgiving and Christmas.