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Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run

#6 of 19 things to do in McLean Features Animals
6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101-2208
+1 703-442-7557
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Visiting with our 4 years old grandson

It was a friends recommendation which brought us here. Very nice, interesting and educational farm... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
hannes1941
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West Milford, New Jersey
Quick visit to the fatm

We went on a whim with my mother and son. The farm is small but interesting. When we arrived the... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Sara_sakflva
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Arlington, VA
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The Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run is a living history museum that portrays family life on a small, low-income farm just prior to the Revolutionary War. This privately funded and operated National Park, located in McLean, Virginia, has served more than 2 million visitors since it opened in 1973, and is host to increasing numbers each year. The popularity of the Farm is due in large part to its continuing focus on authenticity and its ongoing encouragement of both child and adult visitors to participate in the daily activities of an 18th century family farm. Experiential learning is a growing trend with most museums and the Farm has been a leader in this —-for over 40 years. The Farm has achieved national recognition for its innovative educational programming that uses the 18th-century Farm as an authentic representation of colonial agricultural history to provide perspective and context for present day life. Each year, thousands of students visit this working class farm, which recreates the life and times of a tenant family living in northern Virginia in 1771.
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6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101-2208
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a friends recommendation which brought us here. Very nice, interesting and educational farm. We had a very nice visit. Ample parking available, picnic tables. Be careful, the GPS sends you to a private community.

Thank hannes1941
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

We went on a whim with my mother and son. The farm is small but interesting. When we arrived the geese and turkeys were in their crates. We didn't know what was in the crates until we heard the raucous noise which was really funny....More

1  Thank Sara_sakflva
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We arrived at 10.30 am when there was still space in the parking lot. It was good to use our 'America the Beautiful' annual pass to enter the farm. We were rather underwhelmed by the farm - totally accepting the concept that it is a...More

1  Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Claude Moore farm is a fun and educational destination. We were there for tobacco harvesting and the staff who spoke in character were so informative and entertaining. As we walked the path it felt like we were walking back in time. The farm is situated...More

1  Thank Karen O
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a great experience for the whole family - even dad will like it ! They do a really, really impressive job. You literally feel you are back centuries ago on a farm and seeing how it really was. You can go pretty much...More

Thank charley143
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This depiction of a 1771 poor tenant farm is not only educational, but also a place to slow down and ponder our past. The only privately run National Park, Claude Moore Colonial Farm offers a glimpse into the work required for a family to survive...More

Thank CBPercyAlexandria_Va
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Here for my husbands company picnic. The setting is incredible, like you are in a fairytale forest. The staff is attentive and the food was very good. It was a very hot day but under the trees it was cool and shaded. They had a...More

Thank Magpie608
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Imagine this: a real working farm with crops and pigs and hens and geese, an exceptional bookstore, a plant and herb garden with seasonal plant sales and walking paths all within a 10 minute drive of Washington DC. They have fairs in Spring and Fall...More

Thank larsnlou
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I recently went here for the second time. This place is like a mini Colonial Williamsburg, recreating life as it was in 1771 with living history guides in period costumes. The first time I visited, about a year ago, the market was open and there...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 24 March 2016

There are outside picnic tables and nice fields but that's it. The "farm" is very limited. Maybe ok for very little children

Thank Ursula M
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