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Audubon Naturalist Society Woodend Sanctuary

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8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4725
+1 301-652-9188
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Wedding Location

Our daughter held her wedding ceremony and reception here in September. It was a very lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Good for locals. Not a highlight significant for D.C. Visitors

Small trail through various woodland and meadow settings. Good for preschoolers or primary grades... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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8940 Jones Mill Rd, Chevy Chase, MD 20815-4725
+1 301-652-9188
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter held her wedding ceremony and reception here in September. It was a very lovely setting, with room for the ceremony outside in a wooded glen (plus a fall back in case it rained inside) and adequate room in a very nice historic house...More

Thank Rappongi27
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Small trail through various woodland and meadow settings. Good for preschoolers or primary grades or non rugged outdoorsy types. Great gift shop. Good classes for kids. I go by it all the time. I have not been in a long time but no way to...More

Thank Alcove969
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A visit to the Audobon Naturalist Society's headquarters at Woodend in Chevy Chase, MD, will repay your effort many times over. It has a relatively small forest area surrounding its mainbuilding that demonstrates, particularly for children, how nature, birds and wildlife function. It has a...More

Thank globfin
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Best quiet reserve in the city, and definitatly best place to buy birdseed, houses, books - or just chat with everybody. Join!

1  Thank Jim M
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

It was a fun property to explore. Slightly smaller than I expected, but it was clearly well thought out. I enjoyed the use of the loaner binoculars, and was rewarded by seeing a few feathered friends. Their gift shop is enticing, and I couldn't help...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have walked in the woods, and the children I care for have gone to summer camp there. They loved learning more about nature, and seeing deer close up. This is a place you could spend as little as an hour, or several exploring the...More

Thank misswk2017
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I live very near the Woodland Sanctuary and besides its beauty and wonderful wildlife and vegetation, the people are gracious and caring. Thanks to the proximity, I get to go there frequently. Even when I don't thanks to being close I see the most wonderful...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

This free small private Audubon park is just outside the city limits of DC off East-West Highway between Silver Spring and Chevy Chase. The grounds of this former mansion include wooded hiking trails, a small creek and pond. Spring through fall there are free beginner...More

Thank robertgD4013LZ
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I came for the geocaching and the trails and was not disappointed. I ran across a doe and two fawns and they rather seemed bored with me. I thought the one fawn was going to come up for a pat!!

Thank Anthony P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The Audubon Naturalist Society (ANS) is a membership organization, although you don't have to be a member to visit or buy things in the shop. However, the advantages of membership include discounts on bird seed, and other bird related items such as books, birdhouses, cards,...More

Thank Dianne4444
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18 March 2017|
Response from robertgD4013LZ | Reviewed this property |
It is open to the public. I don't believe admission charge. They do have a book,bird seed and feeder shop. Book shop is great for kids, grown ups, amateurs and real birders.