Comfort Inn Georgia Ave/DC Gateway
7990 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4860
Phone: (301) 565-3444
Fax: (301) 588-2207
7990 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, US, 20910-4860
- Phone: (301) 565-3444
- Fax: (301) 588-2207
Named for its acorn-shaped pavilion, the Acorn Park is a city park that was originally built by Francis Preston Blair in 1840. It was part of his estate and contains a spring with water containing mica, that gave it a silver color. This 'silver spring' in fact led to the city being named after it! A tiny park, just 0.12 acres (0.0485623 hectares), the Acorn Park can easily go unnoticed amidst the tall building surrounding it. There is an artificial cave here, as well.
Luxury mega-plex, with twenty screens and stadium seating, running all of hollywood's latest blockbusters.
A state-of-the-art moving image exhibition, education and cultural center featuring 32,000 square feet of new construction housing three theatres, office and meeting space, and reception and exhibit areas.
One of the prominent middle schools in Takoma Park, the Takoma Park Middle School has its origins in the historic Takoma-Silver Spring School. Sprawled over an area of 18.8 acres (76,080.p square meters), this school has well-maintained facilities, like the Lee Jordan Athletic Field, basketball courts, a greenhouse, six science laboratories, a library and even a television studio, that help the school provide wholesome education. The Takoma Park Middle School is also a part of Maryland’s Green Schools program, which requires it to conserve energy and adopt environmentally-friendly ways of functioning. See the website to know more.
Family owned and operated winery that produces German style wines from dry to sweet and two red wines. Tours and tasting by appoointment only.
This cemetery, just one acre in size, is one of the smallest national cemeteries. President Abraham Lincoln dedicated it after the Battle of Fort Stevens in the summer of 1864. The defeat of the Confederates during the two-day battle in July 1864 saved Washington, D.C. from invasion. More than 900 Union and Confederate soldiers were killed; 41 of the Union soldiers were buried in this specially created cemetery, one-half mile north of Fort Stevens. When you visit the cemetery, take special note of the entrance, which is flanked by two smoothbore guns.
The prominent 19th-century architect John Russell Pope, responsible for many notable homes and memorials in Washington, also designed Woodend, the Georgian mansion that currently houses the Audubon Society. Visitors may tour the home, visit its extensive exhibit of North American birds and browse its well-stocked bookstore. Outside, explore the 40 acres of wooded grounds, including a pond, meadows and a well-marked nature trail. Call to get information on the special events and activities sponsored here. Environmental education programs are available for all ages.
The Plymouth Congregational Church helps keep the faith of God alive by spreading the message of love and peace. Their campaign reads as 'Our faith may be 2000 years old, but our thinking is not!' The church promotes spirituality, strong faith and giving to those who are in need. Join them for worship services, check website for details and timing of the services.
Prince George's County's only surviving historic mill, the two-story, rustic stone Adelphi Mill is the oldest and largest mill in the Washington area. Located near the University of Maryland on the Northwest Branch of the Anacostia River, the air-conditioned Adelphi Mill is available for public rentals.
The Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is the legacy of Marjorie Merriweather Post, a famous socialite and founder of General foods. The 40-room mansion dates back to the 1920s and houses a huge collection of art, jewelry and other artifacts that belong to her. View rare Faberge eggs, historic portraits, exquisite tapestries and pieces of china. Walk through the landscaped gardens and enjoy the colorful flowers and plants.
Washington DC's Rock Creek Park is elegantly bestowed by the historical Peirce Mill. The mill is one of the foremost gristmills in the region, and is currently under the purview of National Park Service. Currently, this mill is a living museum that reflects the American economy prevalent in the 1820s era.
One of the five galleries at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, the Gallery of Faith houses several artifacts and paintings related to faith and religion. The exhibits highlight the importance of faith in an individual's life. The gallery comprises a number of paintings and texts pertaining to the birth and life of Jesus Christ. After a walk through the gallery, visitors can also share their ideas and spiritual experiences. Check website for details.