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Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary

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Beautiful grounds with a pond and trails. Deer, squirrels, and of course lots of birds. Peaceful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eileen M
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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A nice place to visit

This urban former estate has a number of hiking trails near the main building. Displays inside... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2019
Kensington, Maryland
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8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4725
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds with a pond and trails. Deer, squirrels, and of course lots of birds. Peaceful place to relax and think

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Eileen M
Reviewed March 13, 2019

This urban former estate has a number of hiking trails near the main building. Displays inside about birds. This is an excellent venue for weddings. Also a gift shop with bird stuff. Be aware that they do NOT allow dogs or other pets on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kanford46
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Just inside the beltway off of Connecticut Ave is the Audubon Society. It’s a nature preserve with many cool things located very close to WDC. For bird watchers, critter watchers or just a pleaseant hike in nature this is a fantastic spot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank duaneDP
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We attended a wedding here. The park is gorgeous and the perfect setting for a wedding. A photographers dream for taking memorable pictures.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Playful_One
Reviewed December 10, 2017

This is a beautiful location that I never knew was there. We were invited to a wedding here and it was just perfect. If the weather cooperates, and you do not have too large of a crowd, it's a homerun!!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Gin2busy
Reviewed November 19, 2017

This nature center has wonderful educational programs for kids and adults. Its shop has eveythring in the world for birds and is a great place to buy seed, suet and feeders. Join the center and get a discount. Plenty of parking

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank BlueNWashington
Reviewed November 9, 2017

Nice to walk in the woods, you will see different kind of birds, deers, foxes and even coyotes (the last one, someone told me!). They have also a summer camp that was very good.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Natalia I
Reviewed September 23, 2017

Our daughter held her wedding ceremony and reception here in September. It was a very lovely setting, with room for the ceremony outside in a wooded glen (plus a fall back in case it rained inside) and adequate room in a very nice historic house...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Rappongi27
Reviewed July 10, 2017

Small trail through various woodland and meadow settings. Good for preschoolers or primary grades or non rugged outdoorsy types. Great gift shop. Good classes for kids. I go by it all the time. I have not been in a long time but no way to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Alcove969
Reviewed July 10, 2017

A visit to the Audobon Naturalist Society's headquarters at Woodend in Chevy Chase, MD, will repay your effort many times over. It has a relatively small forest area surrounding its mainbuilding that demonstrates, particularly for children, how nature, birds and wildlife function. It has a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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March 18, 2017|
Response from robertgD4013LZ | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public. I don't believe admission charge. They do have a book,bird seed and feeder shop. Book shop is great for kids, grown ups, amateurs and real birders.