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National Colonial Farm

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3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD
+1 301-283-2113
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Great place to take the family

Nature, hiking, fishing, bird watching, are just a some activities, the seasonal events are worth... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Buddy S
A LOOK AT 18TH CENTURY FARM LIFE IN MARYLAND

The National Colonial Farm is located in part of Piscataway Park. Both are units of the National... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
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The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park, managed by the Accokeek Foundation, is a living history outdoor museum featuring a 18th century farmhouse and tobacco barn, heritage breed animals, nature trails, geocaching, picnic facilities, fishing pier, and Potomac River access for kayaking or SUP sports. March - December, weekend interpreters dress in period clothing guide visitors on a time-travel adventure as they explore modern day environmental issues through the lens of history. The park is open daily from sunrise to sunset, and there is no admission fee to enjoy this peaceful, hidden gem on the Potomac River. The Visitor Center and gift shop offers refreshments and light snacks, as well as books, toys, and locally-made gifts and souvenirs. Get your passport stamp here - as Piscataway Park is one of the more than 400 national parks in the United States.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, MD
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+1 301-283-2113
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Nature, hiking, fishing, bird watching, are just a some activities, the seasonal events are worth watching out for and fun to bring the family. great place for the photographer!

Thank Buddy S
Reviewed 3 January 2017

The National Colonial Farm is located in part of Piscataway Park. Both are units of the National Park Service. The farm is managed by the Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park. As its name implies, it’s a working farm that demonstrates how a typical farming family...More

3  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We visited the National Colonial Farm on a Sunday afternoon, walking around the grounds and observing the wildlife and buildings. We didn't do a guided tour, as we weren't interested in staying too long, but that meant we probably didn't get the full experience. It...More

Thank RunrDave
Reviewed 15 June 2016

I hate to give any unit of the National Park Service less than 5 stars, but the farm just didn't rate that high on my first visit. I expected period buildings and I got some beautiful photos, but there were hardly any of the heritage...More

Thank Gryfudd
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Wonderful evening of crafts ,caroling, and great bon-fire. We'll definitely add it next years Christmas plans

1  Thank Wolfgw8625
Reviewed 26 September 2015

wasn't planing on going to this park however I must say it put together very well park at the visitor center (Note your GPS will NOT take you there) enter 13551 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington, Maryland 20744 and it will take you to the...More

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

This park/museum shows what it was like for middle class farmers in Maryland in 1770. They had many struggles that their neighbors across the river (George Washington's Mount Vernon) did not have to. Much of the summer and fall were spent preparing to have what...More

Thank Bill T
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Piscataway Park is part of the National Park system. Set right across from Mount Vernon, the land was purchased by visionaries who restored President Washington's estate to preserve the view. The park has a number of interesting trails as well as two docks on the...More

Thank jeffl499
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This is a great little farm to visit. Across the Potomac from Mount Vernon, it's a nice drive from DC and I'd assume fun for families. On our recent visit there we got to see feeding time: the calf (Bonita, a "total puppy" as described...More

2  Thank CELSeattle
Reviewed 1 June 2014

A quite and beautiful place to stop by if you happen to be in the area. It will bring you back to imagine how an ordinary tobacco farmer family might have lived during the Colonial time. It has a working farm with farm animals and...More

1  Thank gl0baltr0tter
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