1955 - 1957


National Colonial Farm is established as a living demonstration of 18th century Tidewater farming and husbandry.

1968 Piscataway Park dedication1968

Piscataway Park is dedicated in a ceremony on Washington’s birthday.



18th century tobacco barn relocated and built on the National Colonial Farm.

1987 arboretum1987

Native Tree Arboretum dedicated.


1992 Laural Branch Farmhouse1992

Reconstruction begins on the Laurel Branch house, which was built circa 1770, then moved to the National Colonial Farm to preserve its architectural history.

1994 SHARE CSA1994

The Sustainable Harvest, Adaptive Research, and Education community supported agriculture (SHARE CSA) program begins, one of the first of its kind in the region.


2005 Education Center2005

New “green” Education Center opens to host school tours, educational programming, and meetings.


Hosts regional conference “Common Ground: Growing Agriculture, Restoring the Bay”, held at the National Wildlife Visitor Center.


Captain John Smith Geocache Trail launched in ceremony at Piscataway Park.

2016 EcoExplorers promo2016

Accokeek Foundation is the first recipient of the American Alliance of Museum’s Innovation in Museum Education Award, for the new Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp tour.

2016 sign dedication 60 years2016

Accokeek Foundation kicks off “60 Years of Stewardship” celebration at new park sign dedication event with Congressman Steny Hoyer.