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National Park Service
Kenneth Bigley | Superintendent

A Message from the Superintendent

It is my pleasure to welcome you to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, our nation’s only national park dedicated exclusively to the performing arts. We are proud to partner with the Wolf Trap Foundation to bring top-tier talent to the Filene Center stage this summer. 

This special national park came about through the vision, passion, and financial support of Mrs. Catherine Filene Shouse, who donated the land and funding for the original Filene Center in 1966, leading to the first show at the Filene Center in 1971. 

We are thrilled to have you join us for this performance, and we encourage you to return year-round to enjoy the Park’s natural beauty and more than two miles of walking trails. Please reach out to any of the staff and volunteers of the National Park Service and Wolf Trap Foundation if we can do anything to enhance your visit. Enjoy the show! 

Kenneth G. Bigley
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts