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Address: 10017 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls, VA 22066-1834
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Kind of Wish I Did the Self-Guided Tour

I got to the park right around 12 and met one of the workers (turned out to be the Assistant Miller) as he was leaving the General Store. He was a bit surprised to see me and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I got to the park right around 12 and met one of the workers (turned out to be the Assistant Miller) as he was leaving the General Store. He was a bit surprised to see me and after he ran around for a bit, I paid to get a tour of the mill. I wish now that I had just... More 

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Manassas, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

The mill is nice. We did not take the guided tour, but the brochure offered good information to lead us through on our own. The mill itself is nice from the outside. When we were there, it looks like they are doing to some repairs to the run, so there was no water flowing. I suspect that in a couple... More 

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Thank TravelerTP
Great Falls, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Very small and after a quick look I'd figured there was not much to see except the water mill and a small park.

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Thank Alex333berg
Great Falls, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Colvin Run Mill Park is a lovely place at the corner of Route 7 and Colvin Mill Rd in Great Falls and bordering on Reston. The Mill is an actual working mill and a great place to stroll, look around, and enjoy some peace and quiet. There are seasonal displays to create a learning atmosphere that's interesting for kids.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Subject: Colvin Run Mill Park Location: Great Falls, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States, North America Title: A trip to the mill ID#: 429071441 We have been numerous times as it is close by. Have taken family and friends to visit. Check the website for hours and events -- I joined my nephew's school as a chaperone when they visited a... More 

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Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The mill itself is in superb condition. They'll even show you how it works and mill actual grain. They take pride in making it an educational experience and its well worth the trip as a result.

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Great Falls, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

On a recent summer weekend, we attended a special event that included; wheat grinding, wood carving and a blacksmith demonstration at the Mill. Our two grandchildren ages 3 and 5 enjoyed all the activities and it was a well suited outing for children this age. The hosts were very attentive to any and all questions as well as very thorough... More 

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Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

growing up here ! on Sunday morning or after dinner we would go fishing there know fish would good there because corn mix there for whiskey

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

A nice place to take the kids. You can see the various mechanisms at work in this historic mill. A place to take your budding mechanical engineering child.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

This mill is fascinating, especially since it's one of the only fully operating mills of its kind in the country! My tour guide was fantastic--very knowledgeable and eager to answer my questions. I highly recommend a visit! Even if you come on a non-milling day, you can come back on a milling day and get in free with your receipt.

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