1770 Colonial Time Warp

Hop back in time and discover 18th century life at the National Colonial Farm this fall. Help prepare an afternoon meal using seasonal ingredients from the garden, hone your candle dipping skills, prepare the farm’s cash crop for harvest, and enjoy storytelling and other farm fun with the Bolton family. Pack a picnic and enjoy…

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Cruise on the Potomac

Join the Accokeek Foundation in celebrating 60 years of stewardship at Piscataway Park. This year’s event will bring together some of the region’s top environmental and conservation leaders aboard the National Elite for a cruise along the Potomac River. Departing from National Harbor on Sunday, September 10 at 5:30 pm, this special cruise will include…

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Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Celebrate this rare occasion with a BYO picnic on the farm. With 82% visibility, the peaceful and tranquil setting of Piscataway Park is a prime location to witness the sun disappearing behind the moon. Star gazers should begin at the Visitor Center to purchase special solar-themed refreshments and view a live stream of the event. The sky will begin to darken at 1:18 pm with the peak at 2:43…

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Sunflower Days

Artists, environmentalists, and butterfly enthusiasts are invited to visit the Ecosystem Farm and walk through its 1+ acre Sunflower patch. This beautiful living display of all natural flowers is both a cover crop to support pollinators and reduce weeds, and forage for heritage breed livestock. The Ecosystem Farm is a leisurely quarter mile walk from…

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The Secret Life of Trees

Meet Professor Pricklethorn and discover how the trees in your yard and community are the most essential but underrated life-enhancing natural resource on this TREEmendous planet of ours! This free, interactive one-hour program is open to families and children of all ages. *** The program is part of the TREE Fund’s Tour des Trees event…

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Food, Fun, and Farming!

Families and children of all ages are invited to join the residents of the National Colonial Farm for an evening learning about food in 1770! What did people eat and where did they get their food? Help out in the kitchen garden and learn the uses of different plants. Find out how and why to avoid…

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