A town full of treasures

Kensington has a rich, historic past—and a vital, colorful present. You can still hear a train whistle in the background, reminiscent of an earlier time. Today, residents also enjoy the charming train station for a weekly farmer’s market or summer concert. Plus, there’s no shortage of parks, shopping, and dining to keep this community moving.

Visit Warner Manor, a Victorian mansion built in 1892

Home of the second-oldest active train station

New town square, entertainment stage, and green spaces

A variety of green spaces to explore nature

The perfect choice for art collectors and antique dealers


Main Street Living

Kensington is alive with art galleries, restaurants, and gift shops. At the edge of the bustling business district are Victorian homes, parks, and a beautiful children’s library. Antique Row on Howard Avenue offers antiques, vintage bookstores, and florists. Interior designers will also discover one-of-a-kind home furnishings throughout Kensington—along with bridal shops, a gardening center, and distinctive clothing stores.

The new mural represents the very best artistic spirit of our community, and highlights what we can do when local artists, the business community, and the town come together to create something wonderful.

Tracey Furman, Kensington Mayor

Get Dramatic

The Kensington Arts Theatre and The British Players showcase live theater and musical performances at Kensington Town Hall. Residents can even learn a new instrument, join a band, or record their favorite song at one of the area’s recording studios.

Scenic Settings

Rock Creek Regional Park is a popular location for hikers and bicyclists. You’ll also find seven local and County parks with mature trees and landscaped gardens—some with picnic tables, fountains, playing fields, and public art.

More Reasons to Look at Kensington:

  • 4 miles from Washington, D.C.

  • 2 miles from the Capital Beltway

  • 1/2 mile from the Rock Creek Beach Drive

  • Accessible by car, MARC train, bus, Metro

kensington Hot Spots

Take a step back and explore everything good that life has to offer in Kensington.