Girl Scout Day: Soil & Water

Ever wonder what it would be like to shrink yourself into the size of a mole and travel beneath the soil to explore a magical world beneath your feet? Experience our immersive, glow-in-the-dark exhibit which reveals what most people take for granted – the intricate web of life that resides in healthy soil. Our resident…

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Green History Saturdays

Green History connects a contemporary sustainability issue to its colonial equivalent. This innovative approach to interpreting history uses exhibits and visitor experiences that transform visitors into informed decision makers related to today’s environmental issues. Visit the National Colonial Farm Saturdays, April 8 through December 2, and discover something new! Saturdays on the National Colonial Farm…

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Lattes with Lambs

Our baby lambs are excited to meet you! Spend your Saturday with the newest additions to our barnyard while enjoying live music, coffee, and donuts. Bring the whole family to enjoy other activities on our farm including sheep shearing, butter making, and felting. Ticket prices: $10 for adults $5 for children, members, and military All…

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Winter’s Eve

Save the Date: Winter’s Eve is one of the most popular events held at the National Colonial Farm each year. Guests will enjoy a special evening as we deck the farm for the holidays — colonial style! Enjoy the simplicity of the holiday season with: Hand-craft earth-friendly gifts for someone special; Experience an 18th century farm…

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Girl Scout Day: Food Waste

Calling all Troops! Join the Accokeek Foundation for the next Green History Girl Scout Day. Rediscover the lost arts of food preservation, composting, and good old-fashioned resourcefulness from the residents of the National Colonial Farm. Learn how these skills in reducing food waste can help the planet and and your pocketbook! This one-day program, Waste…

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Girl Scout Day: Water Conservation

Include a water-smart cooking demo and other free interactive fun for the whole troop! The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission will also make a special visit, bringing experts and their amazing Enviro-scape watershed model. Water Conservation: Deciding what to have for lunch based on its impact on the environment? One hidden factor most people don’t consider…

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Winter’s Eve

Save the Date: Winter’s Eve is one of the most popular events held at the National Colonial Farm each year. Guests will enjoy a special evening as we deck the farm for the holidays — colonial style! Enjoy the simplicity of the holiday season with: Hand-craft earth-friendly gifts for someone special; Experience an 18th century farm…

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Homeschool Day: Those Crafty Colonials!

Maryland’s early settlers had to be clever and resourceful to survive and thrive without today’s conveniences. Learning some of these lost skills is not only fun, but can improve our health, our brainpower, and the planet! Homeschoolers will make their own embroidered handkerchief to save a tree, calculate calories burned by moving a zig-zag fence, help…

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