Ticket-Free Fun

Ticket-Free Fun
Aug 18, 2017

Many people come to Wolf Trap, ticket in hand, ready to see a show at the Filene Center or The Barns – but did you know there are several ways to enjoy Wolf Trap without having to purchase a ticket?

From sledding down the “big hill” to exploring Wolf Trap National Park trails to enjoying the gardens, check out how some of our patrons embrace ticket-free fun:

Explore the many gardens around the Filene Center.

Take a walk on the Track Trail.


Took a nice little hike this morning

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Relax and enjoy nature among the 117+ acres of parkland.

Right where I need to be

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Get in a workout – the trails make for great running paths.

Rainy 6 miles with 855 ft of vert. #daringgreatly

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Take your dog on a walk.

Enjoy a picnic in the meadow.

Picnic time 🙂

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Become a junior ranger.


I’m ready for my close up! #BuddyBison #WolfTrap #Virginia

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When it snows, grab a sled and race down the hill into the meadow.

Get your National Park Service passport stamped at the ranger office!

Attend one of our two annual free concerts – Blast Off! in May and Holiday Sing in December.

Take a backstage tour in the Fall or Spring.

Have you had a chance to experience the Park outside of attending a show? Share your pictures with us on social media – tag us @Wolf_Trap on Twitter and Instagram, and use #WolfTrap!