Fairy Trail Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of the Piscataway Park Fairy Trail on the summer solstice—a magical day for the fairy folk.  For the first time ever, the Forest Fairies of Piscataway Park are opening up their homes and inviting visitors into their world to learn about the forest they call home. Join us on June 21…

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Museum Theater: Sisters Forever

Experience the drama of family life in 1770 with scripted vignettes featuring residents of the National Colonial Farm. This weekend’s museum theater presentation is “Sisters Forever: A Cate Sharper Story” Two sisters—one free, the other enslaved—prepare for the reunion of a lifetime. Museum theater presentations are free to attend. They take place on the National…

Juneteenth: Journey to Freedom

Join us on a walking tour; step through time and see how life changed in Prince George’s County after slavery was abolished. Starting in 1770 where it began on the Bolton farm, traveling through to 1870 and beyond to see how Juneteenth played a role in Maryland’s history. *Please dress for the weather and wear…

Museum Theater: Colonial Wedding!

After a few difficult years of poor tobacco harvests and the passing of the original Master and Mistress Bolton, a new day has dawned on the Bolton farm. Be our guest for the union of Minnie Dunning to Garrett Bolton, Master Bolton’s nephew, as they begin their lives together in the family home, Laurel Branch.…

National Colonial Farm Tours

Take a tour through 1770 led by one of the National Colonial Farm’s costumed interpreters. Explore the grounds of a working tobacco farm and meet its two- and four-legged residents. Suitable for all ages. Fridays, 1-2 pm and 2-3 pm. $5/person   Cancellation Policy: Classes and events may cancel due to low enrollment or inclement…

Wild Edibles Walks

This series of seasonal walks is designed to support land-based connections, strengthen community ties, and increase our knowledge of native wild edibles. Each 3-hour workshop includes a delicious hot breakfast, an edible plant hike and a wild food tasting. Dates for the walks are: April 20, 9 am to 12 pm: Wild Spring Edibles June…

31st Annual Potomac River Clean-Up

Celebrate the 31st Annual Potomac River Watershed Clean-Up with Alice Ferguson Foundation and Accokeek Foundation at this flagship event in Piscataway Park on April 13. This is a family-friendly volunteer event. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the river helping us make sure trash and litter don’t end up in…

Land and River Conversations: Exploring Race and Culture through Stories from the Earth

Join the Accokeek Foundation as we explore race and culture through stories of the earth. Each event in the Land and River Conversation series features a moderated panel, a Q&A session, and a community input session. In this series: March 31 Conservation: A Complicated Story April 28 Reciprocity: Humans and the Environment May 5 Interconnectedness: Heritage, Traditions,…

Hands-On History: Sweets, Stories, and Shenanigans

Butter churning, candle-making, and yarn-spinning–see the skills and trades of 1770 in action, led by local experts and educators in historic costume. Demonstrations are free to attend and are ongoing between 1-5 pm on select weekend dates. This weekend’s Hands-On History demonstration is: Sweets, Stories, and Shenanigans Learn about tasty treats and tales of yore…