Living in an area that is incredibly rich with colonial history, one doesn’t have to drive to Williamsburg to peek into the living past. Just an hour away from Haymarket, the Accokeek Foundation provides us this glimpse through the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park.

Adults and children alike can learn the crafts of farm life by working alongside costumed interpreters grinding corn for cakes, mending fences, blacksmithing, and spinning wool (just to name a few). Different events and activities are held throughout the year, providing  exceptional hands on historical and practical learning experience for children.

While you’re here, make a day out of it by bringing a picnic and hiking one of their many trails along the Potomac. Fish the rest of the day away by accessing their dock on the Potomac.

The hours listed are for access to the gift shop and administrative building, but Piscataway Park is open year round from sunrise until sunset.

  • Who: Anyone and Everyone
  • What: 18th century colonial farm life experience
  • Where: 3400 Bryan Point Rd, Accokeek, MD 20607
  • When: Open March through December 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Closed Mondays)
  • Cost:  FREE

Check their calendar to view upcoming events, like home school days, twilight hours, and farm tours.

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