Guests at The Forest Inn
National Park Seminary
Guests at The Forest Inn, students at National Park Seminary, and recovering wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center all enjoyed the tranquil beauty of the surrounding forest. The school's name evoked the famous Rock Creek Park that is only a short walk through the woods. Canoeing, horseback riding and hiking were an important part of seminary life.
National Park Seminary was a resort hotel from 1887 to 1893, a school for young women from 1894 to 1942, and a U.S. Army medical facility from 1942 to 2004. It is now a unique residential community.
Erected by National Park Seminary.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry • Sports. A significant historical year for this entry is 1887.
Location. 39° 0.613′ N, 77° 3.401′ W. Marker is in Forest Glen, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Ament Street south of Linden Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9560 Ament Street, Silver Spring MD 20910, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Also see . . .
1. National Park Seminary. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
2. Welcome to the Seminary at Forest Glen. (Submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.