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Operating Hours & Seasons

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts

The park is open to the public from 7:00 am to dusk every day with the exception of New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day when the park is closed. During the performance season, the park is closed to public visitation which is not performance related during park festivals and Filene Center performances. This restriction begins two hours prior to show times and ends one hour after performances have completed. The park is closed from dusk to 7:00 am except to those attending authorized events.

Standard Hours

  • Sunday:7:00 AM- Sunset
  • Monday:7:00 AM- Sunset
  • Tuesday:7:00 AM- Sunset
  • Wednesday:7:00 AM- Sunset
  • Thursday:7:00 AM- Sunset
  • Friday:7:00 AM- Sunset
  • Saturday:7:00 AM- Sunset

Fees & Passes

    Entrance Fees:

    • $0.00 – No Entrance Fee
      There is no entrance fee at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts.


    The only national park dedicated to presenting the performing arts.

    No matter what your age or taste in shows, you’ll find something you like onstage at Wolf Trap. From May through September, multiple amphitheaters in the park present performances such as musicals, dance, opera, jazz, and popular and country music.

    A good time to explore the beauty and history of the park without the crowds is October – April.


    Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is located in Vienna, Virginia. The park can be accessed by traveling from Route 7, the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267), Beulah Road or Old Courthouse Road. For more detailed information visit the park’s directions page.

    Visitor Centers

    Ranger Station

    The Ranger Station is located on the left side of the Main Gate to the Filene Center. Brochures, trail maps, and Junior Ranger books are available inside. Lost and Found can also be found here and retrieved during office hours.


    The weather at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts is typical for the mid-Atlantic area. There are four seasons. The majority of visitation is during the summers, which can be hot and humid during the day and cooler at night.

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