Introduction to Mount Rainier, Maryland
Mount Rainier, Maryland, in Prince George’s county, is 4 miles NE of Washington, D.C..
Mount Rainier History
Mount Rainier developed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of urban expansion in Washington D.C, as the housing demand expanded into its suburban areas. In 1830, a railroad was built connecting Baltimore to Ohio, which became Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier was incorporated on April 14, 1910.
Mount Rainier and nearby Attractions
- U.S. Botanic Garden
- Colvin Run Mill Historic Site
- Fort Washington National Park
- National Air and Space Museum
Things To Do In Mount Rainier
Museums accessible from Mount Rainier include the National Air and Space Museum, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the International Spy Museum. Local parks and recreational areas include Fort Washington National Park, Anacostia Park and the Audubon Naturalist Society Refuge. The National Zoo and the National Aquarium are both accessible from Mount Raineir, while the Pentagon is 10 miles away as well.
Mount Rainier Transportation
Washington-Reagan National is the nearest major airport.
Mount Rainier Higher Education
Colleges and universities nearby include Catholic University, the University of Maryland-University College, Georgetown University and Howard University.