9 Snapworthy Spots That Have Nothing to do With the Stage

9 Snapworthy Spots That Have Nothing to do With the Stage
Aug 27, 2018

With over 120 acres to play in, there are lots of great spots around the park to take photos. Here are some of the best as chosen by a few of Wolf Trap’s interns this summer.

National Park Sign

After you park your car and before you walk up to the Filene Center, take a picture by the Wolf Trap National Park sign to commemorate your visit. After all, it is the nation’s only National Park for the Performing Arts.


Catherine Filene Shouse’s Historical Marker

Snap a shot at the Virginia Historical Highway Marker on Trap Road honoring Wolf Trap’s founder Catherine Filene Shouse and have a history lesson too!



Stop by the chalkboard outside of the Filene Center’s gates to interact with the evening’s chalk art. Draw a picture, share your experience, and, of course, snap a selfie! It’s the perfect way to remember your experiences at your favorite shows!


Anywhere in Front of the Filene Center

Once you’re through the gates, anywhere on the plaza area in front of the Filene Center is a great place to take a selfie with the gorgeous amphitheater in the background.



OVATIONS by America Eats is a perfect spot to overlook the meadow by the woods. If you’re dining, you get a beautiful view and delicious food from José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup.


On the Path to Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 

Walking beyond OVATIONS by America Eats there is a path that leads into the woods, and you can get a great shot of the trees and the majestic Filene Center. It’s also the perfect picnic spot.


On the Bridge

You can really head “over the river and through the woods” for an afternoon at Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods and/or a hike.


On the Wolf Trap Track Trail

Explore the beautiful trails! The light shining through the trees creates the perfect shot. Great for while you’re on a 1st Sunday Wolf Trap Hike with a park ranger.