Acorn Park


Murals of Historic Silver Spring

Artist: Mame Cohalon

‚ÄčAcorn Park is all that remains of Francis Preston Blair’s estate, “Silver Spring,” named after his discovery in 1840 of a nearby mica-speckled spring. This park might be small, but it is chock-full of good stuff to see.  Nestled up to the first Silver Spring Discovery building, DCTC, is a quaint little park with an acorn gazebo and beautiful murals.  Previously the Caldor Building, it was the Caldor Company that commissioned the five-panel mural by artist Mame Cohalon and restored the gazebo and park.


1190 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Nearby Restaurants & Dining

1200 East-West Hwy
(145 feet N)
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(145 feet N)
1115 East-West Hwy
(156 feet SE)
1200 East-West Hwy
(179 feet NW)
1215 East-West Hwy
(567 feet NW)
8120 Georgia Ave
(673 feet NE)

Nearby Shopping and Services

8045 Kennett St
(245 feet S)
1110 East-West Hwy
(497 feet SE)
8001 Newell St
(589 feet SW)

Nearby Parking

938 Philadelphia Ave
(879 feet E)
8212 Colonial Ln
(1054 feet NE)

Nearby VanGo Stops

(215 feet SW)
(466 feet NW)

Nearby Public Transportation

8404 Colesville Rd
(0.3 miles NW)