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National Colonial Farm

. Description:  Living History museum on the Potomac River, directly across from Mount Vernon  It depicts typical farm life on a small tobacco farm in the 1770s.  The site also includes an Ecosystem farm with current techniques and practices demonstrated.
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How to find: 
Address:
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607

Parent Organization:
Accokeek Foundation
Contacts
Phone 301 283-2113 ext 15
fax 301 283-2049
E-mail accofound@accokeek.org
URL:  Accokeek Foundation   www.accokeek.org
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
mid-MAR - mid DEC
(guided tours at 1 on weekends)
10-4 x 10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4 10-4
mid DEC - mid MA
(guided tours at 1)
10-4 x x x x x 10-4
Season  Park is open Dawn to Dusk year round
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

As of JUL 2007  4-11 $ .50    $2    
Special Fees: National Park, Golden Age, Golden Access passes accepted as regular admission
Additional Group Info:
Special Tours & Pricing: 
Maximum charge is $5 per family
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  Visit the farm and witness farm and living techniques of the 1770s with a farmhouse, tobacco house, and heirloom varieties of plants and animals.  A nature trail connects the historic period activity with a modern farm using ecological methods of raising crops.  The aim is very much education of both children and adults.  Also on the site is Piscataway Park (total park size is 5000 acres, Accokeek Foundation stewards 200 acres)  and an Ecosystem Farm
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Period 1770s Type of Site Farm
Buildings:  Farmhouse, barn, smokehouse, out-kitchen
Interpreters: Yes, farming the land Craftspeople:
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Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic  Yes
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Snacks
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Description

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Trails/Hiking Riverside Path
Athletic Facilities      
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Nearby Attractions:
towns:  6 mi  Fort Washington, Alexandria, Bryans Pond, Friendly Farms, Hybla Valley

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