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Claude Moore Colonial Farm

6310 Georgetown Pike

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The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run is a living history museum that portrays family life on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War. This privately operated National Park, located in McLean, Virginia, has served more than 1.8 million visitors since it opened, and is host to increasing numbers each year.

The popularity of the Farm is due in large part to its continuing focus on authenticity and its ongoing encouragement of both child and adult visitors to participate in the daily activities of an 18th century family farm. Experiential learning is a growing trend with most museums and the Farm has been a leader in this —-for over 40 years.

The Farm has achieved national recognition for its innovative educational programming that uses the 18th-century Farm as an authentic representation of colonial agricultural history to provide perspective and context for present day life. Each year, thousands of students visit this working class farm, which recreates the life and times of a family living in northern Virginia in 1771


Kim Marinus

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Such a treasure! I love having Claude Moore Colonial Farm in my backyard and inside the beltway. A unique 1771 farm about the average colonial family. Walk through the farm and see chickens, turkeys, pigs and cows. You feel like you've stepped back in time. We love going to the market fairs held 3 times a year. The food is fantastic and reasonably priced. You can also enjoy alcoholic drinks at the fair. You can take in the farm and the fair in a couple of hours.

Stephanie Faith Grosser

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Fantastic during the spring market festival! It felt like the Renaissance festival but for families with younger kids since the scope is smaller. I was so so impressed. You pretend you're in 1771 and there are men with beer singing God save the king, the militia comes and recruits the kids to practice with them, they have a kids play area with games from the 1700s, they have an auction, and the food is so delicious, healthy, and cheap!! Most things were $2 and you could choose what you want. Like roasted asparagus or roasted olives, etc. The farm part was also very manageable and fun. It's a pretend old tobacco farm so you see how they make tobacco plus a few animals like a cow, hog, turkeys, chickens.. The volunteers are dressed up in Colonial times and answer your questions. I can't believe this is 15min from my house and I never knew about it. Im going to return for the fall market festival for sure. When the festivals start, they start at 11 but you can get there at 10 to see the farm first. Then you can get easy parking, too.

Sasha M

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
A wonderful historical experience! This pre-revolutionary war farm is hands on and great for all ages. Learn about farming and others trades of the day, ask questions about economics, transportation, politics and receive well researched answers by those working on the farm. If you attend the market you will enjoy food, shopping, and handwork from the period as well as an auction.

Stephen Owens

Sunday, July 15, 2018
Friendly and courteous staff, clean, lots of stuff to see and check out if you look. Very educational. My daughter had a lot of fun.

Cee Crouse

Friday, July 27, 2018
A must see to enjoy the history of our country. The family can answer questions for the year 1771 and are knowledgeable and amusing.

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