Land Shaping People
Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park
Welcome to the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park. Here, everyone can learn about the past, the present, and the future of peoples’ relationship to the land in southern Maryland. You can learn about history, nature and ecology all at once.
Not surprisingly, people have always debated how to use land. But no matter how we think of land, we leave our footprint on it—even in what seems like the most unsoiled place.
This site explores some of the meanings the land has held for various peoples in southern Maryland over hundreds of years. As you explore, think about what the land means to you.
(Inscription under the image in the bottom right)
What can you do? Throw a fishing line off the pier. Learn about the different habitats of Piscataway Park on one of the trails. Step into the past at the National Colonial Farm. Visit an ecologically friendly farm. Browse the museum ship. Most of all, enjoy yourself!
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
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Location. 38° 41.686′ N, 77° 3.927′ W. Marker is in Accokeek, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker is on Bryan Point Road. The marker is at the end of the parking lot as you enter the path to the visitor center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Accokeek MD 20607, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ecosystem Farm (here, next to this marker); Welcome to the Visitor Center (a few steps from this marker); People Shaping the Land (a few steps from this marker); Pumpkin Ash Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherished Homeland (within shouting distance of this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (within shouting distance of this marker); Join the Adventure (within shouting distance of this marker); The National Colonial Farm (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accokeek.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.