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National Capital Parks-East
Location
Area 6,546.92 acres (26.4944 km2)
federal: 6,482.78 acres (26.2349 km2) including National Mall and Memorial Parks
Established 1965
Visitors 1,390,443 (in 2005)
Governing body National Park Service

National Capital Parks-East (NACE) is an administrative grouping of multiple National Park Service sites east of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., and in the state of Maryland. These sites include:

NPS Visitor Contact Facilities

The headquarters of NACE is located in Anacostia Park at 1900 Anacostia Drive, SE. It is not a visitor center, but has an information desk in the lobby and is open to the public 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Fort Washington Park has a Visitor Center that is open daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April through October. The rest of the year, it closes at 4:00 PM.

Frederick Douglas NHS is open daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April through October. The rest of the year, it closes at 4:30 PM.

Greenbelt Park Ranger Station is open daily 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM. The Park Headquarters is open five days a week 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM.

Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens book store and contact station is open daily 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House NHS is open daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April through October. The rest of the year, it closes at 4:30 PM.

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