Obscura Day 2015: Save Our Seminary - Atlas Obscura

Silver Spring, Maryland

Obscura Day 2015: Save Our Seminary

Join us on Obscura Day as we explore long-forgotten National Park Seminary.

From a resort to a girls' school to a hospital, the National Park Seminary has undergone a lot of change.

Originally built as a summer resort hotel in the late 1800s, the property soon became National Park Seminary, a private school for young women. During World War II, Walter Reed Hospital took over the school for a rehabilitation center, and now, after decades of neglect, the old school campus buildings have been renewed as private residences.

Of the two dozen historic buildings in an eclectic collection of styles, most are occupied, but several remain still in decay awaiting their new life.

The tour will include a walk around the entire property telling the story of why these unusual buildings are here in Maryland. We will also go inside to see the treasures that await within. 


Saturday, May 30th; 4pm - 5:30pm

Cost: $12

Location: 2755 Cassedy Street, Silver Spring, MD

*This is a walking tour that is both inside and outside*

Part of the ticket proceeds will be donated to the Save Our Seminary.

Tickets will go fast for this exclusive event, so please purchase early!