Spend the day in the life of the Boltons! Residents of the National Colonial Farm need your help tending to their 1770 tobacco farm. Discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of the 18th century. Make and take home a crafty keepsake to remember a day in the life of a colonist. Adults: $5 Children over…
Searching for a fun outing with your four-legged friend? Look no further! Piscataway Park is perfect for pooches! With over 3 miles of nature trails along the Potomac River, pups and doggos can sniff n’ explore to their heart’s desire. On August 17th 7-8pm, Piscataway Park is turning into a dog park! Let’s get together with our fur…
Ever wonder what it would be like to be able to shrink yourself to the size of a mole and travel beneath the soil to explore a magical world beneath your feet? Enter “Underspace! The Science of Soil,” for an immersive, glow-in-the dark exploration of the intricate web of life that resides in beneath your…
From johnny cakes to farced cabbage to pawpaw pudding, cook up history with the Cate Sharper and help prepare 18th century recipes on the National Colonial Farm from 12:30-2:30pm.
18th century farmers relied on cows for 3 main reasons; their strength, meat, and milk. Try milking one of our American Milking Devon cows from 10am-12pm, then see how cheese and butter are made from 12-3pm.
Strike up a conversation with Cate and Jack Sharper, a woman and son once enslaved near Accokeek in the late 18th century.
Performances throughout the day.
Strike up a conversation with Cate Sharper, a woman once enslaved near Accokeek in the late 18th century.
Why go to the apothecary when you can make your own colonial medicines! Try your hand at 18th century inspired home remedies that invigorate and strengthen the body such as:
- ginger tincture
- echinacea tincture
- Moroccan mint tea
- sorrel and mint tea
- fire cider tonic
What do you do with too many cucumbers? Pickling, of course! Help the Bolton family prepare for the colder months with some food preservation and take home a few to enjoy.