Virginia is rich with colonial history and opportunities to glimpse into her past. This living history museum located in McLean offers us a pre-Revolutionary War (1771) view into the lives of a low-income farming family. Hands on experiences engage both young and young at heart when learning about the farm through the use of period techniques, such as using gourds to carry creek water and feed the crops. If you find that your visit creates a desire to learn more about this way of life, the farm offers additional experiences. For those who want to return home after a day at the farm, you can volunteer to work at an event, such as a colonial market. If you really want to immerse yourself into the experience, consider spending two nights livings and working on the farm through the Colonial Living Experience held each year in June. No matter how you choose to interact with the farm, your curiosity and efforts will be rewarded.

  • What: Living History Farm Museum
  • Who: Families wanting a unique learning experience. Anyone curious about colonial living.
  • Where: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101
  • When: April through December, 10:00 am until 4:30 pm
  • Cost: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors, $3 Children 3+ (It’s the only privately funded US National Park!)

Colonial Farm Contacts:   Website  |  703-442-7557  |  email