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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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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Green History Teacher Institute

Prepare your students to “Save the Future” by participating in a unique multi-disciplinary professional development course that uses history to provide a context for today’s environmental issues. Green History Teacher Institute June 26 – 30, 2017 This course, based on the award-winning Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp school program at the National Colonial Farm in Accokeek,…

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Spring Homeschool Day

Explore the world under your feet while you learn about soil and the variety of life that lives in it at the spring homeschool event, Underspace! Science of Soil. Plant sunflowers in DIY newspaper pots, harvest vegetables, learn about composting with worm houses, interact with and identify helpful and harmful bugs, and more! You’ll get…

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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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