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Silver Spring, Maryland

Obscura Day 2016: Save Our Seminary

Join us as we explore long-forgotten National Park Seminary with the non-profit that's saving it.

From a resort to a girls' school to a hospital, the National Park Seminary in Silver Spring, Maryland has continued to change with the times.

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, most are occupied, but several remain in decay awaiting their new life.

Our tour will be given by Save Our Seminary's Bonnie Rosenthal, who will take us around the property and tell us the stories behind this fairy tale-like landscape.  

Details - 

Location: National Park Seminary, 2755 Cassedy Street, Silver Spring, Maryland

Cost: $15

Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Notes for this adventure:

- This walking tour will be both inside and outside. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

- A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to the Save Our Seminary.

- Photography is encouraged!

- Share photos on Twitter and Instagram with us @atlasobscura and @SaveOurSeminary with the hashtag #ObscuraDay!

- After a day full of exploring, join us at Georgetown's Tudor Place for music, drinks, and merriment! Click here for information and tickets.

All ticket sales are final. Please direct any questions or concerns to Matt Blitz at [email protected].