Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts began as a gift to the American people from Catherine Filene Shouse. Encroaching roads and suburbs inspired Mrs. Shouse to preserve this former farm as a park. In 1966 Congress accepted Mrs. Shouse's gift and authorized Wolf Trap Farm Park (its original name) as the first national park for the performing arts.
Through a fruitful partnership between the National Park Service and the
Foundation, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts offers a wealth of natural and cultural resources to the community and to the nation.
Over 90 live performances including Rock, Jazz, Country, Classical, ethnic music as well as Opera, fully staged musicals and films with live accompaniment take place in the Filene
Center each summer. Ticket prices vary by show.
From the Capital Beltway: Take exit 45 to Route 267 West Dulles Toll Road. Follow signs to local exits, pay toll, and exit at the Wolf Trap ramp. It is clearly marked Wolf Trap Farm Park. The park will be on the right. There is no eastbound exit off the Toll Road.
From Route 66 West Bound: Follow signs to Route 267 local exits, pay a 50 cent toll, and get off at the second exit. It is clearly marked as Wolf Trap Farm Park. There is no eastbound exit off of the Toll Road to Wolf Trap.
From Route 7 West Bound: Turn left on Towlston Road, drive one mile and the park will be on the left.
From Route 66 East Bound: Exit on to the Capital Beltway (exit 64B) going North towards Tyson's Corner. Take exit 12 off of the Beltway to Route 267 West Dulles Toll Road. Follow signs to local exits, pay 50 cent toll, and exit at the Wolf Trap ramp. The park will be on the right. There is no eastbound exit off the Toll Road.
From Fairfax or Burke, Virginia: Take 123 to Vienna. Make a left onto Beulah Road. Take Beulah straight onto Trap Road. At second stop sign, take a left, continuing on Trap Road, crossing over the Dulles Toll Road. The park will be on your right.