Homeschool Day

The Accokeek Foundation presents a Native American Heritage month program designed for homeschoolers! Join us on Wednesday, November 6 from 10 am to 12 pm to explore the indigenous culture of the Chesapeake region through story-telling and nature. Also, join us on February 5 from 10 am to 12 pm for a homeschool program in…

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Tails on Trails

Celebrate Halloween with your furry friend in Piscataway Park! This is the fall day on the farm your pup has always dreamed of. You and your dog can partake in classic fall activities like hayrides, trick-or-treating, and snacking on pumpkin-flavored everything. Tails on Trails also features a canine costume contest, so make sure Fido comes…

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Twilight Tours

There’s something spooky happening on the National Colonial Farm this October! Join the Accokeek Foundation to tour the National Colonial Farm after dark while listening to some of our favorite real-life and legendary ghost tales from Maryland history. But keep your eyes and ears open…you never know who or what you might encounter! $10/person $5…

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Hands-on History: Holiday Traditions

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action during this fall’s hands-on history demonstrations. This weekend’s theme is Holiday Traditions. Warm yourself by the fire, enjoy a glass of wassail, and take home a fresh-dipped candle! Hands-on History demonstrations take place on the National Colonial Farm between 1 and 5 pm. They are free…

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Hands-on History: Tavern Tales

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action during this fall’s hands-on history demonstrations.

This weekend’s theme is Tavern Tales. Fall fun on the National Colonial Farm! Enjoy tavern games, story-telling, and cider making.

Hands-on History demonstrations take place on the National Colonial Farm between 1 and 5 pm. They are free to attend.

Hands-on History: Rope-Making

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action during this fall’s hands-on history demonstrations.

This weekend’s theme is Roped into 1770: Rope-Making. Learn the ins and knots of making rope from natural materials.

Hands-on History demonstrations take place on the National Colonial Farm between 1 and 5 pm. They are free to attend.

Hands-on History: Beef & Leather

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action during this fall’s hands-on history demonstrations. This weekend’s theme is Beef & Leather: A Whole Cow Know-How. On Saturday, cook up some colonial beef recipes on the open hearth. On Sunday, see 18th-century leather-working in action. Hands-on History demonstrations take place on the National Colonial Farm…

Hands-on History: Ye Olde Closet

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action during this fall’s hands-on history demonstrations.

This weekend’s theme is Ye Olde closet. Go behind-the-seams and learn who wore what in 18th-century Maryland.

Hands-on History demonstrations take place on the National Colonial Farm between 1 and 5 pm. They are free to attend.

Guided Nature Hike: Who’s Hibernating?

Explore the natural wonders of Piscataway Park with a guided trail walk led by an educator. Identify plants and animal life, learn about wild edible plants, or explore the changes in the Potomac River landscape over time. This weekend’s guided nature hike is Who’s Hibernating? $5/person or Free for AF members Hikes depart from the…